AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and as a Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst for the Army National Guard, those words protect the lives of U.S. personnel in the field.
National Guard Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analysts examine and interpret imagery information about enemy forces and provide commanders with an accurate picture of the battlefield. This information is critical to planning for our Nation's defense. You'll earn a secret clearance and work with other intelligence professionals, gathering data and studying images required for tactical and operational plans. You'll analyze aerial and ground photographs, as well as electronic imagery of enemy ships, bases, missile sites, and industrial facilities, identifying enemy equipment, weapons and operational forces. Your geographical analysis of land and sea will be crucial to your Commander's ability to battle plan.
- Produce intelligence by analyzing images, fixed/moving targets, and geospatial data
- Identify military installations, facilities, weapon systems, military equipment, and defenses
- Distinguish changes to the battlefield based on imagery analysis
- Conduct Battle Damage Assessment
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
- Analyzing fixed/moving target indicators, geospatial data, and overhead/aerial images
- Planning overhead and aerial imagery collection
- Gathering information utilizing sophisticated mapping tools, as well as the premier digital and analytical intelligence networks to create products for the Commander
- Analytical thinking
- Ability to communicate; speaking and writing clearly
- Interest in reading maps and charts
More than any other branch of service, the Army National Guard offers a wide range of intelligence-related positions. Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, and construction companies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance and certifications.
Job training to be a Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 22 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction, including practice in intelligence gathering. You'll learn Geospatial Intelligence in the classroom and in the field. Completion of your initial entry training in the Army National Guard could also lead to additional college credit.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.