AOC GSR Tech Talk - Air Force Distributed Common Ground System
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AOC GSR Tech Talk - Air Force Distributed Common Ground System

Join the AOC Granite State Roost Crows with speaker Captain Schoeck on the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, also referred to as the AN/GSQ-272 SENTINEL weapon system. From noon to 1400, 10-October, at BAE Systems, Pope Technical Park, building 1. Talk includes lunch. Secret clearance required.

When: 10/10/2019
12:00 PM
Where: BAE Systems
65 River Road
Hudson, New Hampshire  03051
United States
Presenter: Captain Schoeck
Contact: "Skip" Stolz

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AOC GSR Tech Talk - Air Force Distributed Common Ground System
Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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BAE Systems
65 River Rd
Hudson, NH 03051
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Dear Crow,

The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS),also referred to as the AN/GSQ-272 SENTINEL weapon system, is the Air Force's primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) planning and direction, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and dissemination (PCPAD) weapon system. The weapon system employs a global communications architecture that connects multiple intelligence platforms and sensors. Airmen assigned to AF DCGS produce actionable intelligence from data collected by a variety of sensors on the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and other ISR platforms.
clearance is required to attend.
Lunch will be provided.
Briefing Description
The Air Force DCGS is currently composed of 27 regionally aligned, globally networked sites. The sites have varying levels of capability and capacity to support the intelligence needs of the warfighter. An Air Force DCGS Distributed Ground System (DGS) is capable of robust, multi-intelligence processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) activities to include sensor tasking and control.It can support multiple ISR platforms in multiple theaters of operation simultaneously. There are five active duty DGS sites and eight Air National Guard (ANG) DMS sites worldwide. One of the ANG DGS sites is operated by the Massachusetts ANG (DGS-Mass).
The briefing will include a capabilities overview of DGS-MA, to include high and medium altitude manned and UAV ISR Platforms, supported sensors, and some operational highlights including direct warfighter support. The future of AF DCGS operations with more keen focus on analysis will also be discussed. Future AF DCGS operations are expected to have analysts more directly supporting Combatant Commands (COCOMS) priority intel requirements and lines of effort. This future focus requires a shift to sensor agnostic operations with increased utilization artificial intelligence and automation tools.

Capt Craig Schoeck enlisted in the MA Air National Guard in 2009. After Basic Training, Capt Schoeck attended the Imagery Analysis Fundamentals Course at Goodfellow AFB, TX, graduating with the AETC Commander's award with the number one class ranking. Following technical training, Capt Schoeck was assigned to the 101st Intelligence Squadron, 102nd ISR Group, 102d Intelligence Wing, Cape Cod, MA. As an imagery analyst, Capt Schoeck was trained on full motion video exploitation, and has exploited over 1,000 ISR missions. In 2014, Captain Schoeck received his officer's commission and was sent back to Goodfellow AFB, TX for the Intelligence Officer Course, again graduating with the AETC Commander's award. Captain Schoeck was assigned back to the 101st Intelligence Squadron, where he has served as Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Chief of Training, operations flight commander, and a mission operations commander. Combat operations supported include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Odyssey Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve and many others. Capt Schoeck deployed in 2018 to Romania as Unit Support Intelligence Officer in Charge to support the F-15C operations of the 104th Fighter Wing. In his current role as Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Capt Schoeck is charged with the training for over 380 airmen in the 102nd ISR Group and his training materials have been adopted across the world-wide DCGS enterprise.
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Thank you,
"Skip" Stolz
Program Committee Chair
AOC Granite State Roost

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