Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

MCE-0241-001

IMAGERY ANALYSIS SPECIALIST
0241

Exhibit Dates: 8/12–Present.

Occupational Field: 02 - Intelligence.

Career Pattern
SSGT: Staff Sergeant (E-6). GYSGT: Gunnery Sergeant (E-7). MSGT: Master Sergeant (E-8).

Description
Imagery Analysis Specialists are created by lateral move from any Military Occupation Specialty (MOS). They process and analyze imagery gathered by various sensor platforms to derive intelligence. They use photogrammetric skills to assist the commander in accurate target acquisition and perform reconnaissance mission planning for multi-mission, multi-source imagery reconnaissance. Intelligence derived by the imagery analyst is used in updating military intelligence databases at national, theater, and organic level. Imagery analysis products include Battle Damage Assessment (BDA), Order of Battle (OOB), Lines of Communication (LOC) surveys, Helicopter Landing Zone (HLZ), coastal landing beaches, Expeditionary Airfields, Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) studies and target identification.

Related Competencies
Supervision topics include coaching, computer usage, counseling, cultural awareness, evaluation and performance appraisal, human resource development, mentoring, and risk assessment. Intelligence and computer systems topics include electronic troubleshooting, forensic imagery analysis, geospatial systems, imagery intelligence database systems, and radar systems. Imagery analysis topics include analytical report writing, database management, full spectrum exploitation, indications and warnings, risk assessment, threat evaluation, and visualization techniques. Intelligence collection and analysis topics include all-source intelligence, collection management, electronic intelligence (ELINT), indications and warnings, information collection from partner agencies, intelligence analysis and production, and problem solving. Management topics include budget development and administration, computer applications, delegation, information systems management, personnel management, and training and development. Leadership topics include coaching, counseling, decision-making, mentoring, policy development, and problem solving.

Recommendation
SSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, and 3 in intelligence and computer systems. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in imagery analysis, and 3 in intelligence collection and analysis (8/12)(8/12).


GYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, and 3 in intelligence and computer systems. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in imagery analysis, 3 in intelligence collection and analysis, and 3 in management (8/12)(8/12).


MSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, and 3 in intelligence and computer systems. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in imagery analysis, 3 in intelligence collection and analysis, 3 in management, and 1 in leadership (8/12)(8/12).

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