Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

125D - Geospatial Engineering Technician

Duties: Geospatial Engineering Technicians (125D) are the Army’s technical and tactical experts in terrain analysis and Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S). They assimilate, integrate and manage Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) data and products for use in Army Mission Command Systems and they perform analysis that aides the commander and staff in visualizing the terrain and understanding its impact upon friendly and enemy operations. As the geospatial technical expert in the GEOINT Cell, they collaborate with the planning staff and participate in each step of the Military Decision Making Process, enabling them to provide the right information at the right time to facilitate decision making. They may serve as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the GEOINT cell, where they work with imagery analysts to produce mission-focused GEOINT products that enable situational understanding. Geospatial Engineering technicians perform the following tasks:

  • Serve as the Geospatial Engineering expert and tactical and technical advisor to the commander, staff and major subordinate commanders on Geospatial Engineering operations at BCT, Division, Corps, Army and Joint commands.
  • Acquire, process, interpret, and analyze Geospatial-Intelligence information, evaluate the effects of weather, and advise Commanders and their staff on its impact upon friendly and enemy Operations.
  • Perform terrain analysis in support of the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) process at BCT, Division, Corps, Army and Joint commands.
  • Integrate Geospatial-Intelligence into the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and describe the physical environment to the commander and staff to facilitate a better understanding of the Operational Environment and enable decision making.
  • Identify gaps in GEOINT coverage and coordinate through the collection manager to task collection of geospatial data though reconnaissance or other assets.
  • Manage Generation of Essential Elements of Geospatial-Intelligence Information (EEGI) from various sources such as imagery, elevation data, vector data, synthetic aperture radar, LIDAR, and text-based data and reports to fill gaps in GEOINT coverage.
  • Manage Geospatial Information and Services that provide the foundation for Army Mission Command Systems.
  • Evaluate geospatial data collected from the field and other sources, compare it with the existing database, and incorporate the validated data into the geospatial foundation for Army Mission Command Systems.
  • Direct and supervise technical Geospatial Engineer training within units.

NOTE: 35F and 35G are now eligible to compete directly for 125D. You may now enter 125D as your primary choice on the DA 61.
With increasing joint operations, a greater pool of applicants from other branches of the military (Navy, Air Force, Marines) may qualify to apply. Applicants from other services must come from a geography, GEOINT, or analytical related MOS with similar duties and skill sets. Applicants must demonstrate their qualifications through hard copies of documented experience (i.e. awards, certificates, and performance evaluations).
MOS 125D Selection Criteria:
Minimum Prerequisites for Feeder MOS: (Any minimum prerequisites not met will require a written request for a waiver from the applicant to the proponent)

  • Be a SGT (E-5) or above and serving in MOS 12Y, 35F, or 35G. Other services must be: USMC 0241 Imagery Analysis Specialist, 0261 Geographic Intelligence Specialist; NAVY 8284 Imagery Ground Station Operator, IS - Intelligence Specialist; AIR FORCE 1N1xx, Imagery Analyst, 1N6x1, Imagery Ground Station Operator.
  • Advanced Leader Course (ALC) graduate (Common Core and Technical Phase) or equivalent USMC, Navy, or Air Force course (may be waived based upon documented leadership and technical performance in feeder MOS while deployed).
  • Have a minimum of four years operational experience as a working analyst in MOS 12Y, 35F, 35G (or service equivalent MOS) in at least two assignments. One deployment as a working analyst may be credited as one assignment.
  • Have a minimum of two years of documented leadership experience with clearly demonstrated potential for increased responsibility and leadership (may be waivered to one year if deployed in a leadership position i.e. NCOIC or Squad Leader of BCT / DIV Geospatial Engineering Team, Special Operations Force unit or its equivalent intelligence assignment).
  • Must have a minimum of three NCOERs / FITREPs reflecting a sustained and demonstrated level of technical, tactical and leadership competency and exceptional duty performance as supported by rater and senior rater comments.
  • Must have a current Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be currently eligible for access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) prior to acceptance into the WOCS. Applicants requiring periodic reinvestigation (PR) must submit their PR paperwork prior to submitting a WO Accession Application.
  • Written Letter of Recommendation from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW3-CW5) who holds WO MOS 125D, 350F or 350G. In organizations where no SWO is available, please contact Proponent for guidance/assistance.

  • Individuals who do not have the prerequisite feeder MOS but do have similar experience (military or civilian) may be able to qualify for MOS 125D.¬† The following qualifications will be considered by the Proponent in determining eligibility.
    Minimum prerequisites for Non-Feeder MOSs:
  • Be a SSG (E-6) or above. May be waivered to SGT if deployed for one year in a tactical leadership position i.e. NCOIC of a Team, Squad Leader, or a Platoon SGT.
  • Have a minimum of four years of documented experience in one or more of the following: military geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GEOINT, ¬†imagery analysis, Tactical Battle Staff Plans NCO using an Army Mission Command System (i.e. CIDNE/TIGR/C2PC/MCS)¬† or other documented experience with duties and skill sets similar to that of MOS 12Y,35F, 35G, 125D. Four-year Geography related degree and/or a GIS/GEOINT Certification from an accredited college, university or government institution may be used to apply for waiver for military experience.
  • Minimum of two years documented leadership/supervisory experience with clearly demonstrated potential for increased responsibility and leadership
  • Must have a current Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be currently eligible for access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) prior to acceptance into the WOCS. Applicants requiring periodic reinvestigation (PR) must submit their PR paperwork prior to submitting a WO Accession Application.
  • Written Letter of Recommendation from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW3-CW5) who holds WO MOS 125D, 350F or 350G. In organizations where no SWO is available, please contact Proponent for guidance/assistance.

Please contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch.

CW5 Scott R. Owens Regimental Chief Warrant Officer
E-Mail: scott.owens@us.army.mil
DSN: 676-4088 COMM: 573-563-4088
Last Updated 12 April 2012


 

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