Pathfinder. Volume 8, Number 4, July/August 2010
NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (NGA) BETHESDA MD
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One of NGAs principal missions is to provide geospatial intelligence to the members of this nations armed services -- the men and women who protect the United States and its interests -- and our international military allies who join the fight. NGAs maps, charts, aeronautical navigation products, force-protection graphics and other resources enable a diverse military mission set, and we take pride in that. But we bring something more to our service members. NGA officers deploy forward, in theater and at crisis locations, where they participate fully in the daily ops tempo. At any given time, NGA has more than 200 volunteer forward-based deployers engaged in military support activities. Supporting Combat Forces and the Combatant Commands In Iraq we support security operations and assist local authorities as they work to build strong institutions that will sustain the country as the international presence winds down. In Afghanistan, NGA delivers actionable GEOINT to U.S. and coalition troops in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. We are also helping the Afghan government build its own GEOINT capacity. Equally important, we support the international multidisciplinary military teams now applying their collective expertise to create long-term strategies to promote stability and development. In addition, NGA Support Team personnel assigned to the Combatant Commands provide on-site analysis and resources to servicemembers to help them meet the GEOINT mission requirements of their respective areas of responsibility. Supporting Military Humanitarian Missions Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations are increasingly part of the mission of our armed services. Our warfighters rely on NGA and the power of GEOINT as they battle to save lives and alleviate suffering. Earlier this year, Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7 earthquake.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Intelligence