Army Geospatial Information Officer

Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella was recently appointed to the Senior Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella
Executive Service to serve as the Director of the U.S. Army
Geospatial Center (AGC), and is responsible for supporting the operations, intelligence, acquisition, research and development as well as modeling and simulation communities with geospatial information.  He is also chartered as the Army's Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), with responsibility for collecting and validating geospatial requirements, formulating geospatial policy, setting priorities and securing resources supporting the Army Geospatial Enterprise, as well as synchronizing geospatial solutions at both Headquarters, Department of the Army and Secretariat levels of Army governance. 

Dr. Fontanella began his federal career as Assistant Director for Plans and Program Management with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Alexandria, Va., after retiring from the Army at the rank of Colonel after 26 years.  He served as Deputy Director of the AGC from 2006-2010.  Fontanella holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, Master's degrees in both National Resource Strategy and Geography, and Bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, while his military education includes attendance at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces as well as the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a Level III certified acquisition professional, as well as a licensed landscape architect in the States of Maryland and Texas, as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella
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Geospatial Info Officer

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Washington, DC 20310-2600

Last reviewed 31 May 17

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