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Geospatial Intelligence

Overview: The analysis of images obtained from satellites, reconnaissance aircraft, remotely piloted vehicles and other sources is the domain of Geospatial Intelligence personnel. They have the responsibility of discriminating between what is normal and what could be a threat and employ the most advanced multi-sensor imagery techniques. In addition to analyzing what is visible, they also have to determine what is being purposely kept out of view by enemy forces. 

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks: 

  • Determine type, function, status, location and significance of military facilities and activities 
  • Analyze terrain to access trafficability and identify landing zones and defensive fortifications 
  • Prepare damage assessment reports detailing structural damage and weapons effects


  • Completion of high school with courses in mathematics, advanced English and computer applications is desirable for entry into this specialty
  • Normal color vision as defined by correctly identifying at least 10 of 14 Pseudo-isochromatic Plates (PIP I) of one of the following tests: Ishihara, Dvorine or the original version of the AO tests 
  • ASVAB score of 66 on General
  • Eilgibility for Top Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists