The GSA receives Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) near-realtime radar imagery data, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) imagery, Commander’s Tactical Terminal/Joint Tactical Terminal (CTT/JTT) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) data, and Secondary Imagery Dissemination (SIDS) products which are transmitted to the Common Ground Station (CGS) to provide situational development, battle management, and targeting information and imagery intelligence of value to the commander.
Skill Level 1 Participates in pre-mission planning for aerial surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Deploys and reploys the IGS in a tactical environment. Operates the data systems and communication equipment organic to the IGS. Analyzes JSTARS near-real-time radar imagery data, SIGINT data and SIDS products received via the CTT/JTT. Analyzes softcopy imagery, to include infrared and electro-optics received from UAV platforms. Assists in the development of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) products in support of IGS mission planning. Prepares JSTARS imagery analysis reports. Performs maintenance on the prime mover and the IGS mission equipment.
Skill Level 2 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Supervises IGS shift operations. Performs reconnaissance and IGS site selection. Performs IPB in support of IGS mission planning. Participates in pre-mission planning for aerial surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Prepares and disseminates JSTARS imagery analysis reports.
Skill Level 3 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Supervises IGS operations and maintenance of related equipment. Oversees the analysis of JSTARS imagery, CTT/JTT information and UAV imagery. Supervises development and dissemination of intelligence products. Participates in/conducts mission briefings. Performs liaison with outside agencies. Manages GSM security requirements.
Skill Level 4 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Supervises JSTARS operations and activities. Incorporates the IGS mission into the overall collection plan. Assists in planning and using IGS and other surveillance resources. Instructs subordinates in proper softcopy imagery analysis techniques and procedures. Advises the G2/G3/FSO on compilation of IGS tasks and requirements.
Skill Level 5 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Plans, coordinates, supervises and participates in activities pertaining to organization, training, operations, and intelligence of JSTARS units.