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National Ground Intelligence Center

Commander, NGIC
Building 4465
2055 Boulders Road
Charlottesville, VA 22911-8318

(434) 980-7085

Mission: The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) delivers ground force intelligence across all domains to prevent and decisively win wars.

Vision: To serve as our nation's most trusted ground force authority.

End State: A talented and diverse workforce that drives the intelligence cycle for the Army in a multidomain environment through modernized processes, common authorities, national priorities, and strong partnerships and that delivers ground force intelligence in the right format, to the right consumer, at the right time.

NGIC Values: People First, Trust, Teamwork, Transparency, Learning and Growing, Passion.


The National Ground Intelligence Center is the Defense Department’s primary producer of ground forces intelligence. NGIC produces scientific and technical intelligence and military capabilities analysis on foreign ground forces required by warfighting commanders, the force modernization and research and development communities, Department of Defense, and national policymakers.

As our nation’s designated ground force intelligence authority, NGIC delivers ground force intelligence across all domains to help prevent and decisively win wars. Our deep knowledge of the military capabilities of key strategic competitors and rogue states, as well as the partners and proxies that they leverage, is key to understanding how our adversaries prosecute and project great power competition around the world.

NGIC’s general military intelligence mission focuses on foreign ground forces from the operational through small-unit level, maintaining detailed knowledge of current foreign ground force capabilities as well as a focus of five, 10 and 20 years in the future. It includes irregular and conventional warfare analysis examining foreign ground forces from a perspective that includes battlefield operating systems, doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures, training, maintenance, logistics and order of battle.

Our diverse and highly-skilled workforce employs physicists, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from many fields.

NGIC is the primary agency within the Department of Defense responsible for the acquisition requirements management and exploitation of foreign ground systems materiel and helicopters.

NGIC’s Foreign Materiel Program gathers military intelligence characteristically found on recent battlefields or other places foreign materiel may be available. This extremely complex process involves factors such as materiel availability, prioritized customer requirements, funding, and test site availability.

Visualization is critical to military intelligence, and NGIC is singularly capable of providing the images and infographics warfighters need. With experienced imagery analysts and scientists specializing in physics, chemistry, and mechanical engineering, NGIC develops and produces a range of sophisticated Geospatial and Visual Intelligence products.

NGIC is leading the way in INSCOM’s counter improvised explosive device efforts by providing technical intelligence and all-source fusion capabilities to assist U.S. and other Allied Forces to identify explosive-making networks worldwide.

“Intelligence Today for Tomorrow’s Fight”.

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