Will Beigel completed his Bachelor of Science degree at WSU in 1990. He began his career as a physical imagery scientist trainee for the Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s Foreign Technology Division, joining the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) after graduation as an Intelligence Specialist.
Over the last twenty years, Beigel has served in various positions critical to our nation’s security, including National Systems Manager, Chief of Imagery Systems, Coordinator of NASIC External Affairs, and (currently) Executive Secretary of the Defense Intelligence Space Threat and Operations Committee (DISTOC). His 19-straight years of performance awards include NASIC Commander’s Award for Merit, NASIC Big Brass Bullet Award, Recognition Award for Operation Horned Viper, and Air Force Meritorious Service Award. As the Executive Secretary of DISTOC, Beigel coordinates multi-agency intelligence against foreign space and for navigation warfare capabilities for Warfighter operations, acquisitions, and policy customers. He also manages and monitors national and Department of Defense space intelligence studies and programs in support of DISTOC’s chairman while coordinating community involvement and analysis that informs DISTOC decisions.
While everything Mr. Beigel does is secret, it is not a secret that he is an outstanding alumnus and a model of national service for us and our geography majors.