About Brian McIntosh


Introduction

Presently I am a senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). My major is in Geography with minors in Imagery Interpretation and Military Science. This Web page is one requirement for Geography 4050, Geographic Information Systems.

Employment history

I am originally from Janesville, Wisconsin. I have spent over two-thirds of my working career in the U.S. Air Force as an imagery interpreter. Of those I spent nine in Virginia and the United Kingdom (UK). My units for those two assignments were the 480th Air Intelligence Group and the U.S. European Command's Joint Analysis Center at RAF Molesworth, UK, respectively. Presently I am working at the U.S. Strategic Command in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Education

My academic background includes some courses and professional training readers of this page may find interesting. My present career track began in May 1986 when I attended the USAF Imagery Interpretation School in Denver, Colorado. Afterwards I received my first assignment to Langley AFB in Virginia. In 1987 I attended advanced interpretation training through the Defense Sensor Interpretation and Training Program at Offutt AFB in Nebraska. I acquired additional multispectral imagery training through the USAF Advanced Sensor Interpretation and Applications Training and Advanced Systems Training courses. Leadership and management training I obtained at the former Non-Commissioned Officer's (NCO) Leadership School and the NCO Academy.

My first degree was awarded by the
Community College of the Air Force and was the culmination of nine years of military and civilian education. My civilian education being a mixed bag of classes taken at St. Leo College, Christopher Newport University, Thomas Nelson Community College, and the University of Maryland, I wanted to complete my bachelor's degree at one university - UNO.

Geographic interests

My interests in geography are heavily in favor of the physical aspects versus the human or cultural. Remote sensing is my strong suit due to professional training and career experience. Through school I have continued to expand my knowledge of remote sensing and achieved a greater understanding of Geographic Information Systems, cartography, and the physical environment.

Other

Web sites of interest to me include:

McIntosh

Packer Report

Packers

Wisconsin DNR

HPP

Pontiac

(e-mail immac@worldnet.att.net)