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National intelligence officer to speak about Ebola crisis in West Africa Jan. 26 at MSU

January 19, 2017

National intelligence officer Martin Cox will lecture about American relief efforts in Africa during the Ebola crisis at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Room 134 of the Montana State University Animal Bioscience Building. His lecture is free and open to the public. Photo courtesy of Martin Cox.

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National intelligence officer Martin Cox will lecture about American relief efforts in Africa during the Ebola crisis at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Room 134 of the Montana State University Animal Bioscience Building. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Cox’s lecture, “Geospatial Operations and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa: a firsthand account of American relief,” is coordinated through MSU’s Office of International Programs. Cox will also meet with students and faculty across campus on Jan. 26 and 27 to share his experiences with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, known as the NGA, as well as to speak with students and staff about career opportunities in the NGA and the National Security Administration.

Cox was appointed in 2014 to the Defense Intelligence Senior Level as NGA’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Officer for Africa where he continues to serve as the primary focal point within NGA for the integration of activities related to the continent.

Prior to that appointment, Cox was the chief of the NGA Counter-Drug and Western Hemisphere Division and also served as senior geo-intelligence officer for the NGA Support Team to U.S. Africa Command, overseeing an intelligence team of more than 40 civilian and military imagery and geospatial analysts. He began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency in 1986, working on Soviet aviation issues.

For more information about Cox’s visit, contact MSU’s Office of International Programs at 994-4031 or email international@montana.edu.

Alyson Kuehl  (406) 994-7169, alyson.kuehl@montana.edu