NGA seeks nominations for 2019 GEOINT Hall of Fame

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is accepting nominations for individuals or groups for induction into the 2019 Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame. Nominations are now open and will close on March 15. The next induction ceremony will be held in September 2019.

The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant and transformative contributions to NGA, one of the NGA heritage organizations or the GEOINT discipline. Individuals or groups of U.S. persons and allied partners who meet these criteria may be considered.

See below for the selection criteria/nomination process. Please direct all questions regarding the Hall of Fame to​.

Selection Criteria

Nominees’ contributions should be clearly recognizable as having changed the direction and scope or increased the value of GEOINT for national decision makers, military commanders or other NGA customers and partners. Contributions shall meet one or more of the following standards:

  1. Transformed NGA operations or GEOINT tradecraft at NGA or one of its heritage organizations.
  2. Demonstrated a legacy of leadership that exemplifies NGA traditions and core values.
  3. Performed a significant GEOINT contribution during a national security crisis.
  4. Contributed a technological or analytic innovation that provided greater geospatial understanding to the U.S. government.
  5. Made a significant personal sacrifice in the accomplishment of the NGA mission.
  6. Demonstrated a significant accomplishment that greatly enhanced the value of NGA or the GEOINT profession to other U.S. government entities, commercial vendors or foreign governments.

Former NGA employees are eligible if they have not worked at the agency (civilian, military or contractor) for at least three years.

Nomination Process

Any current or former Department of Defense or intelligence community employee, member of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence, or member of the Allied System for GEOINT Hall of Fame may make a nomination. All nominations will be considered by the selection board.

The package must include:

A narrative providing general information about the nominee(s), including: name, title and grade/rank at the time of retirement; date of retirement from civilian or military service; current contact information; and elements served and location.

An essay explaining which selection criteria the nominee(s) meets and detailing the rationale for nominating the individual or group to the Hall of Fame.

A brief description (no more than 100 words) of the nominee(s) and that individual’s or team’s accomplishments. This will be the basis for an award citation should the nominee(s) be selected.

All information in the package should be unclassified. If required, the submission of a supplemental classified narrative of no more than one double-spaced page in Arial 12-point font may be coordinated via

The Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame selection board will review all nomination packages, evaluate the merits of each package, and submit a slate of suggested nominees to the NGA director. The director will render a final decision, and an announcement of the selection(s) will be made. The annual ceremony in September 2019 will pay tribute to the individuals or teams and their prestigious accomplishments to the GEOINT community.

Source: NGA