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Mr. Forrest Cargile is a Senior Technical Advisor at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center (DIA/MSIC). He is responsible for technical oversight of the all-source analysis of foreign air and missile defense systems, anti-satellite systems and directed energy weapon systems, to include the integration and analysis of technical intelligence data to develop comprehensive assessments of threat weapon systems. He has also performed a Joint Duty Assignment with the NGA Support Team at DIA/MSIC, serving as the Deputy Division Chief and acting Division Chief from March 2011-March 2012.
From 2005-2009, Mr. Cargile served as the Chief of the Collection Requirements and MASINT Analysis Division in the Office for Integrated Intelligence. His division was responsible for all-source collection requirements and measurements and signatures intelligence analysis of a large number of short range ballistic missiles, air and missile defense systems, anti-satellite systems, directed energy weapon systems, anti-tank guided missiles, and related command, control, communications, and computer systems.
From 1995-2005, Mr. Cargile was a team leader in the Long Range SAM Division, Medium Range SAM Division, and Technical Analysis and Projections Division of the Defensive Systems Office. In this capacity he directed the all-source scientific and technical intelligence (S&TI) analysis of several major surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and the signatures analysis of over 100 SAM systems. He was the project lead for several high-priority, technical projects including the development of real-time, high-fidelity software simulations of SAM systems.
From 1987-1995, Mr. Cargile was a lead system engineer responsible for the all-source S&TI analysis of advanced radar-guided SAM systems. Mr. Cargile developed accurate assessments of weapon system design and performance characteristics, and distributed that information in the form of technical reports, databases, briefings and responses to customer tasking. He assisted junior system engineers in developing technical assessments of other SAM systems and studied foreign technologies and capabilities that enable a country to develop and field advanced air defense systems.
Mr. Cargile graduated Cum Laude in 1987 from the University of Alabama-Huntsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and completed advanced courses in radar design theory. Mr. Cargile also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an Avionics Technician (1984-1988) and Engineering Duty Officer (1988-1991).