In this second presentation for academic year 2019 of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School and the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation, Mr. Ralph M. Erwin, Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer, will lead a discussion on the roles and missions of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The NGA is both a combat support agency under the Department of Defense and an intelligence agency as part of the United States’ intelligence community.
Ralph M. Erwin is the Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer assigned by the Army National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA) Support Team to be the NGA Liaison to the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His responsibilities include the integration of geospatial intelligence education into U.S. Army TRADOC educational institutions, CAC elements, and the Command and General Staff College. He is a Director of National Intelligence designated Intelligence Community Officer and served as a Senior Mentor to the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office in 2011. Mr. Erwin’s other service to our country and in the private sector include duty as the deputy director of the U.S. Army TRADOC Program Integration Office for Terrain Data at the U.S. Army Engineer School, service as a U.S. Army Field Artillery officer, time at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as the main battle tank simulation operations manager, and as a topographic systems combat developer for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Erwin is a graduate of Wentworth Military Academy and he holds a B.S. in mathematics from Cameron University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public. As the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. – Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room.
Members of the public coming to the lectures from off-post will need to add extra time to check-in at the Fort Leavenworth visitor center. – For gate information, see the Fort Leavenworth homepage.
This series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. The presentations are scheduled each month. The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2019 from First Command Financial Services in Leavenworth, Kansas.