Yesterday afternoon, students, faculty, and staff of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College once again filled the Arnold Conference Room to attend an InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. The subject of Monday’s lecture was the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Mr. Ralph M. Erwin, Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer and NGA Liaison to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, presented on the roles and missions of NGA. During his presentation, Mr. Erwin discussed NGA’s support to U.S. government agencies, particularly the Departments of Defenses and Homeland Security. Mr. Erwin also touched on NGA’s role in foreign disaster response and the 2011 raid on Osama bin Landen’s Abbottabad compound.
The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture series is co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) and the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is designed to enhance and enrich the CGSS curriculum. All lectures in the series are open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room for the presentation.
The next lecture in the series will be held on October 12, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the Arnold Conference Room at the Lewis and Clark Center. The subject of the lecture will be the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the rise of homegrown terrorists. A schedule for future InterAgency Brown-Bag Lectures can be found here.
Mr. Ralph M. Erwin, Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer and NGA Liaison to the U.S. Army Training and
Doctrine Command and the Combined Arms Center, presents on the National Geospatial Intelligence
Agency at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College on September 18.
Photo courtesy the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
For more photos from the lecture, please follow the links below.
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture, Facebook
Ralph M. Erwin NGA Brown-Bag, CGSC Foundation, Flickr