Imagery Sergeant

  • Trained one NCO and two Soldiers on MAAS (Multi-Int Analysis and Archive System), Google Earth, map coordinator, and realtime stream viewer, improving their readiness for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) operations.
  • Completed nine semester hours toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Studies with American Military University, maintaining a 4.00 grade point average.
  • Coordinated the secure transfer of classified imagery production and analysis equipment from Germany to Fort Bliss, ensuring no compromise of security or loss of equipment.
  • Created and implemented a Physical Readiness Training schedule for the section, resulting in one GEOINT (Geospatial Intelligence) Soldier coming off the weight control program.
  • Played a pivotal role in synthesizing Imagery Intelligence and Terrain assets, leading to the establishment of the Division’s first fully integrated GEOINT cell.
  • Supervised the production and quality control of over 100 time-sensitive requests for information, providing products to support training and deployment planning operations.
  • Encouraged squad members to take advantage of the Army Continuing Education System, resulting in two soldiers enrolling in college courses.
  • Supervised cross-training between Geospatial Engineers and Imagery Analysts on production procedures, initiating the formation of a GEOINT cell.
  • Formulated an individual and collective task list to ensure full readiness of all soldiers in the section for an upcoming deployment.
  • Trained over twelve G2 Soldiers on DRASH (Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter) procedures, exceeding setup timelines during BCSoSIT (Brigade Combat Situational Training) pre-deployment validation exercise.
  • Maintained 100% accountability and serviceability of highly sensitive intelligence property valued in excess of $1.5 million.
  • Managed the imagery systems for 1AD G2 ACE (1st Armored Division, G2 Analysis and Control Element), contributing to the section’s ability to provide up-to-date Geospatial information at the Division level.
  • Implemented daily risk mitigation measures, resulting in no accidents or personal injuries to soldiers, on or off duty, despite high operational tempo.
  • Led production of imagery products within the section, creating over 1,000 products in support of INSCOM (U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command) and SOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command) requirements.
  • Performed Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) checks on over 300 time-sensitive national and theater-level imagery intelligence products.
  • Accountable for the tactical and technical professional development of five NCOs and eight soldiers, organizing off-duty platoon functions to boost morale.
  • Personally selected by Brigade Command Sergeant Major to participate on the Brigade Color Guard, displaying military bearing and exemplifying professionalism.
  • Directly responsible for training and certifying over 40 soldiers during battalion driver’s training, resulting in a 100% licensing rate.

Imagery Analyst

  • Provided oversight during Afghan elections, monitoring polling sites and contributing to the success of the elections.
  • Identified eight operational rocket launchers aimed at FOB (Forward Operating Base), preventing an impending attack and saving lives and equipment.
  • Produced over 1200 fresh intelligence products supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (OIF/OEF).
  • Provided critical and up-to-date intelligence to ground forces, playing a key role in their safety and operational success.
  • Supported a safehouse raid, resulting in the detention of six IED emplacers and no harm to friendly forces.
  • Conducted force protection for first responders at a helicopter crash site, identifying possible insurgent activity and preventing ground unit losses.
  • Analyzed UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) video during a joint strike against armed insurgents, eliminating the need for re-attack and saving lives, supplies, and funds.
  • Completed 14 Joint Intelligence Training Computer-Based Trainings (CBTs), accumulating 40 hours of specialized training.
  • Demonstrated dedication to interpreting intelligence, enhancing imagery knowledge and mission support.
  • Identified armed insurgents actively engaging a patrol and coordinated coalition forces to neutralize the threat.
  • Exploited full-motion video during a strike against insurgents emplacing an IED (Improvised Explosive Device), finalizing intelligence reports for the incident.
  • Completed a rigorous NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) training course, gaining expertise on national-level systems.
  • Monitored over 400 hours of full-motion video, providing critical knowledge of the area to warfighters on the ground.
  • Assisted OIF/OEF decision makers by providing expert analysis of area surveillance tapes.
  • Meticulously analyzed 900 UAV imagery products, verifying intelligence accuracy and enabling mission generation against terrorist cells.
  • Mentored a soldier to win the Company Soldier of the Month Board and dedicated additional training hours for their preparation for the Battalion Soldier of the Quarter.
  • Encouraged subordinates to attend mock boards for professional development, resulting in each soldier attending over six mock boards during OIF 09-11.
  • Trained three NCOs and four subordinates on the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) elevation tool, leading to over 15 state-of-the-art security assessments.
  • Created intuitive pocket promotion board study guide training aids for five subordinates, which became the company standard and were used by platoon sergeants and the first sergeant.
  • Flawlessly coached four subordinates on individual and collective Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) tasks during the transfer of authority with the 25th Infantry Division.
  • Assisted in the inventory and turn-in of two AN-TSQ-179(V) systems valued in excess of $16 million.
  • Created the unit’s first MOVINT (Moving Target Indicator) and ArcGIS (Geographic Information System) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), increasing operational capabilities and ensuring mission continuity.
  • Competed at the NCO of the Month board with only 24 hours’ notice and emerged as the winner.
  • Earned the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) badge on the last record APFT, scoring 289.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership during RIP-TOA (Relief in Place-Transfer of Authority) deployment operations while assuming duties as both section NCOIC and OIC for four weeks.
  • Dedicated dozens of hours to producing and collecting useful professional development files onto Compact Discs for dissemination to soldiers in the section.
  • Assisted the M16 range NCOIC with site setup, resulting in over 80 soldiers qualifying on their individually assigned weapons.
  • Consistently provided hip pocket training for soldiers, drilling subordinates on Army Study Guide material.
  • Developed a Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) tracker used by leaders in the section, contributing to a 100% operational readiness rate.
  • Encouraged his soldiers to enroll in online correspondence courses, resulting in over 100 combined hours of Rosetta Stone Training completion within the section.
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