Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Yesterday, Mr. Ralph Erwin, Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency liaison to CGSC, briefed students, staff, and faculty at the U.S. Command and General Staff College on the actions and missions of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Erwin reviewed how NGA serves as both a combat support agency under the Department of Defense and an intelligence agency as part of the United States’ intelligence community. He also spoke about NGA’s role in helping prepare and train for military missions, including the Abbottabad raid which resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death, as well as how NGA’s intelligence aids first responders and humanitarian actors in foreign and domestic disaster response operations.
Erwin is the Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer assigned by the Army National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Support Team to be the NGA Liaison to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
This was the fifth presentation in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series, which is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The lecture series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum.
The next lecture in the series is scheduled for March 15, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Conference Room. Mr. Gus Otto, Defense Intelligence Agency Representative to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Defense Intelligence Chair at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, will present on the Defense Intelligence Agency. More information on Mr. Otto’s presentation will be available soon.
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.
For more photos from the lecture, please follow the links below.
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture, Facebook
InterAgency Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture (26JAN17), CGSC Foundation, Flickr