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Geospatial Imaging Officers

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Work Environment

Geospatial imaging officers usually work in office facilities. They may work in facilities in field camps or aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Officer, Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $55,971

Overview

Geospatial imaging officers aid in the success of military operations by identifying and analyzing imagery and geospatial intelligence. They coordinate and supervise the collection, analysis, and processing of geospatial information. They oversee the use of geographic information systems (GIS) that store and analyze maps and other geographic information. These officers are also in charge of disseminating imagery and analysis results to relevant parties.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Geospatial imaging officers may have a degree in science, engineering, or math. Job training for geospatial imaging officers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various environments, and through receiving advanced civilian/industry certifications and licenses (credentials), which may require additional education, training, or experience. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interests in computers
  • Interest in earth science
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • 20/20 correctable vision and normal color perception

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