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Arthur C. Lundahl

As the father of modern imagery analysis, Art Lundahl briefed President John F. Kennedy on critical intelligence issues. As head of the  National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) – a predecessor to NGA – Lundahl kept Kennedy informed of Soviets movements during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He has been honored by presidents and was even inducted into the Order of the British Empire with the rank of Honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II.