Mr. Ralph Erwin, Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer, spoke on the roles and missions of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) on Jan. 28, 2020, in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. His presentation was the sixth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2020.
Erwin briefed those gathered on NGA’s various responsibilities, from collaborating with the 15 other agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, to providing geospatial intelligence for national security, to deciding the “correct” spelling of foreign geographic locations when used by the U.S. government.
Erwin is the Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer assigned by the Army NGA Support Team to be the NGA Liaison to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a Director of National Intelligence designated Intelligence Community Officer and served as a Senior Mentor to the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office in 2011.
The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. The presentations are scheduled each month. The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2020 from First Command in Leavenworth, Kansas.
To view the entire lecture click the video below.