Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX is a U.S. armed forces training installation, commonly referred to as an intelligence schoolhouse because of its focus on providing top-notch intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance training. Goodfellow’s chief mission is to develop and deliver training for U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps personnel, and students from select allied countries and national agencies. Goodfellow recently selected SOCET GXP® software as the image analysis training tool of choice.
The growth of the image analysis field, especially within the Air Force, has led Goodfellow’s 17th Training Wing to recap all software and hardware at its facility. BAE Systems is assisting in the development of a new training program that includes SOCET GXP software. BAE Systems customer support, product management, engineering, and federal sales teams are all contributing to the comprehensive training plan.
The importance of this new development at the intelligence schoolhouse is twofold. First, new image analysts coming out of technical training have the opportunity to train on the same software they use in the field. Second, SOCET GXP’s flexibility and ease of use allows instructors to teach students more efficiently.
The greatest value, not reflected in a standard price list or formal brochure, is the level of support that the site will receive. BAE Systems prides itself on high-quality technical support for all customers.
“As a graduate from Goodfellow’s image analysis program in the late 1990s, I understand the importance of being able to ‘train as we fight.’ Many times analysts finish the six-to-seven month technical school and report to their first duty station only to find that they have to go through more training to learn the software that is used in the field. As an image analyst, I am pleased to see this development happening not only at Goodfellow, but at Fort Huachuca’s Army schoolhouse as well.”