Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (35G)

The Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst is responsible for analyzing overhead and aerial imagery developed by photographic and electronic means. They provide Army personnel with critical information about enemy forces, potential battle areas and combat operations support.

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Visual data is invaluable to Army intelligence operations.

Aerial imagery, geospatial data, full motion video, and other electronic monitoring are used to help determine precise target coordinates.

Identify enemy weapons and positions, navigate natural or man-made obstacles, and are critical in the design of defense and combat plans.

To interpret this complex visual data, the Army relies upon the specialized skills of the Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst.

Soldiers in this Military Occupational Specialty identify, analyze, and report targets observed on imagery from satellite and airborne systems to provide Army personnel with critical intelligence about enemy forces, and combat operations support.

Candidates for this MOS should have an interest in reading maps and charts.

Gathering information and studying its meaning.

Have an attention to detail, the ability to think critically, and to speak and write clearly.

After successful completion of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, you will attend 22 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Your training will include cartography, preparation of charts and reports.

The use of computer systems and imagery exploitation software, geospatial data and intelligence.

Overhead and aerial imagery collection and analysis.

Analysis of fixed and moving target indicators.

And applying theories involved in analyzing a variety of imagery information including: radar, infrared, moving target indicator, light detection and ranging – or LIDAR, and spectral and geospatial imagery.

Upon successful completion of AIT, you may qualify for additional college credit hours to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis.

Because of the sensitive nature of intelligence information, you must qualify for a Top Secret security clearance.

You must also pass a series of vision exams, to ensure your depth perception will allow you to properly utilize imagery manipulation software.
After successful completion of training, you may work supporting Army operations around the world, or deploy as a team member of a tactical unit.

The skills and experience gained as a Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst may help in your transition to a civilian career.

Transforming visual data into valuable intelligence.

Military Occupational Specialty: Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst. Eyes on the world.