Lt. Gen. Jamieson visits Goodfellow

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Lt. Gen. Veralinn Jamieson, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Deputy Chief of Staff, visited Goodfellow to see ISR training facilities and visit students April 13.

17th Training Wing Public Affairs: Why is it important to visit the training school and Airman at Goodfellow?

Lt. Gen. Jamieson: It’s important because this is where we turn Airmen into ISR professionals and Airmen into fire fighters.

What are the biggest challenges Airmen will face in their career?

I would say the biggest challenge for Airmen is maintaining and inspiring everyone to look at how we are going to culturally evolve and change.

What do you think is going to be the biggest challenge for ISR and how are we preparing for it?

I’m looking forward to around year 2030 to 2035 and the biggest challenge is automation. How we’re getting there is that we’re breaking it down into very easy to understand pieces.

What are your priorities regarding ISR?

Critical thinking. Critical thinking is the foundation of how we conduct analysis.

What are your feelings towered the current state of ISR?

I think the current state is doing a good job, today I saw some great initiatives to take it to the next level.

The Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. As the Air Force's senior intelligence officer she is directly responsible to the Director of National Intelligence and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.