The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency honored the U.S. Marine Corps Nov. 7 by celebrating its 242nd birthday at the NGA Springfield, Virginia, campus.
Guest speaker, Marine Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, praised NGA and the tradecraft expertise, production, analysis and data support it has provided the Marine Corps throughout his 36-year career.
“I have had NGA representatives on all my deployments,” said Henry, who is the director of Marine Corps intelligence. “NGA has always been a part of [what] Marines have done, and their products are things you can see. I can tell you, a grunt or a pilot would rather have a map [and to NGA’s motto] be shown the way.”
Henry serves as the Marine Corps commandant’s principal intelligence staff officer. Part of his role is to formulate policy for intelligence, counterintelligence and electronic warfare for the Marine Corps.
“I don’t remember everything about my first Marine Corps ball or cake-cutting ceremony, but I do remember how I felt,” said Henry. “I feel the same way today.”
Stay tuned for NGA’s exclusive interview with Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry to hear him talk about national security, cyber warfare and leadership during our next Geointeresting podcast episode on SoundCloud !