BACKGROUND: The NGAA was founded in 2011 for employees and retirees who have been associated with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and its predecessor organizations. Its purpose is to promote continued social interaction, pleasure, recreation, continuing education, and any other purpose of its Chapters and their members.
NGAA-East: (formerly the National Geospatial/Intelligence Alumni Association-NGIAA and the Defense Mapping and Charting Alumni) Association-DMCA) provides a way for current and retired DMA/NPIC/CIO/NIMA/NGA employees and affiliates (including contract personnel working in NGA facilities) to keep in contact and exchange information, ideas, and experiences. The legacy retirees' Association was established in 1980.
Currently, NGAA-East has over 535 active members several of whom who meet twice a year in the Washington area for a spring and fall luncheon, and an occasional out-of-town reunion. They also receive a newsletter which notifies members of alumni events, fun facts and milestones met by fellow members.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAPTER PRESIDENT
To the NGAA-East Membership and Friends.
For those of you I haven’t met (there are many…) permit me to introduce myself. I am Barry Tilton, the 2020-21 President of our Chapter. The East Chapter has been very active, and continues to support well the dual functions of providing a professional communications conduit to those of us who supported NGA and its many (and diverse) predecessors, as well as providing a social outlet for our engagement.
I would like to thank Joe Steel for his two years of wise leadership of our area, and wish him all of the best as he assumes the greater role as head of the NGAA Board of Directors (parent organization to the NGAA-East and -West).
This organization would not function without the consistent support of our Staff Director, Ange Meoli and the members of the Executive Board. I also would like to acknowledge the special contributions of Jack Hild over the last two years as he has brought an opportunity to include the broader international GEOINT community into our association with the addition of the newly approved NGAA-E International. We will be welcoming members of the ASG and GEOINTers from many parts of Europe into the fold. This is exciting, as much of our tradecraft evolved though international cooperation from the outset.
Finally, I encourage those of you who are members to attend some of our many gatherings throughout the year. Besides our two formal meetings in Spring and Fall, we have planned tours of key historical facilities, wineries and other locations to educate and entertain.
I wish all of you the best going into 2020.
Barry C Tilton
2020-21 NGAA-East President
The NGAA Board of Directors' Annual Report is posted here (at a later date).
Wine Tasting, and Catered BBQ Lunch
Friday September 28, 2018
More Information HERE.
-Newsletters, reports, etc.
-SkyTruth: Your Opportunity to Identify and Monitor Environmental Problems
-NGA takes us on a digital walking tour of the St. Louis Arsenal.