What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop, 1/2 ACR
A Troop, 1/2 ACR
HHT, 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
12C, Platoon Leader
12C, Border Officer
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about you now.
2007 - Present: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Analysis & Production Directorate, principle action officer for Tradecraft Certification. Led the team that conducted Production Impact Studies to assess NGA production. Adjunct Faculty, National Defense Intelligence College. Editorial Board, Geospatial Intelligence Review. Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), Retired, former Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Collection Officer (SCO).
1994 - 2006: Faculty, Joint Military Intelligence College; graduate and undergraduate education in Intelligence Collection, Imagery Intelligence, and Intelligence Research. Taught thousands of classes; chaired almost a hundred successful Masters Thesis committees. Adjunct Faculty, National Cryptologic School and National Geospatial-Intelligence College. Lieutenant Colonel, USAR, Collection Branch Chief and DoD Departmental Requirements Officer (DRO).
1989 - 1994: Imagery Analyst in the Naval Technical Intelligence Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, and Department of Defense Joint Intelligence Center (first Gulf War). As Senior Analyst, DoD Joint Intelligence Center, wrote approximately half the imagery content in the Operation DESERT SHIELD DoD Daily Intelligence Summary. Major, USAR, U.S. Army Operational Group.
1987 - 1989: Partner, GRAYSCALE Imagery Analysis, and Terrain Analyst/Cartographer, Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc. Specialized in obstacles to military operations; sheets included Yugoslavia and Somalia.
1980 - 1987: Regular Army Officer; U.S. Cavalry and Military Intelligence. First job in intelligence (Border Surveillance Officer) included responsibility for operations at the border camp conducting surveillance along 115km of Warsaw Pact border. Raised the pass rate on Regimental inspections from 50% to 100% and held it there for two years.
Education: MSSI, Concentration in Intelligence Collection, Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C., 1993. BA With Highest Distinction, Political Science, Behrend College, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1980.
Other Academic: Lectured at Air University, to the Joint Forces Staff College Senior Seminar, and at the National Geospatial-Intelligence College. Consulted on imagery intelligence to the Congressional Research Service and DoD Inspector General. Presented papers to the government-industry Exploitation Technology Symposium, to the Intelligence Community's Exploitation Steering Group, and to the [National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency] NGA Human Systems Effectiveness Forum. Has lectured on intelligence collection at George Washington University and at the Swedish National Defence College.
Publication: Founding member and former Chairman, Editorial Board, Geospatial Intelligence Review. Other published papers include:
“Teaching Intelligence Research,” Defense Intelligence Journal 14, no. 1 (2005): 89-113. Presented at the 64th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Panel on Improving Intelligence Analysis and Production, William Nolte, chair, 4 March 2005.
“Teaching Vision,” in A Flourishing Craft: Teaching Intelligence Studies, Occasional Paper Number 5, JMIC, Washington, D.C., June 1999, 57-84, presented at JMIC Conference on Teaching Intelligence Studies at Colleges and Universities, Mark Lowenthal, discussant, 18 June 1998. Reprinted in Learning with Professionals, JMIC, Washington, D.C, July 2005, 87-109.
With William A. Kennedy, “A Peek at the French Missile Complex,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 45, no. 7 (September 1989): 20-23. Reprinted as “Observing a French Nuclear Weapons Deployment Area” in Commercial Observation Satellites and International Security, Eds. Michael Krepon and others (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1990), 205-209.
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Wow You Have the Accolades Colonel!
You done good Sir!
Guess my greatest achievements are the four youngsters I am raising!
This mission is the toughest I have had ,but, also the most rewarding.
Taking it to the hoop at 51!
No Mission to difficult
No Sacrifice to great
Glad to see you joined us and from Loudon County as well. Many of them Russell's are kin of mine. The family has been in your area since 1753 settling in Blue Mount and all around the Goose Creek area.
Toujours Pret Mark,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
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Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,