Dr. Nathan Hodge, who currently serves as a Senior Intelligence Officer on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, has joined the IWP faculty to teach a new course on Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). This two-credit course (IWP 701) will be offered on Tuesday evenings from February 28 to April 25.
The course examines Geospatial Intelligence as it is organized, executed, and utilized by the U.S. Intelligence Community, commercial industry, and foreign partners. The course introduces the main forms of geospatial intelligence, the collection spectrum, sensor systems, supporting platforms, phenomenology, uses of GEOINT, and a history of imagery and geospatial intelligence including case studies. Students will also gain an understanding of airborne platform capabilities and limitations, space vehicle design, orbital dynamics, and launch considerations.
Dr. Nathan Hodge has eighteen years of experience in Geospatial Intelligence covering a variety of portfolios including Russia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, ballistic missiles, and counterterrorism. He also has an extensive background in collection management, targeting, support to special operations, and development of future intelligence systems and concepts. Currently on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, he has worked in multiple agencies, US European Command, US Africa Command, on the Air Staff, taught GEOINT and Collection Management at the British Defence Intelligence Service Centre, and lectured on Battle Damage Assessment at the UK Air War College.
The new GEOINT course may be taken as a part of IWP’s M.A. programs in Statecraft and National Security Affairs and Strategic Intelligence Studies, Certificates in Intelligence and National Security Affairs, and the Continuing Education Program.