Rank/Name – SrA Charles McCormick
Duty Title/Directorate – SJR-22 PACOM Branch Intelligence Analyst
Hometown – Kansas City, Missouri
Time in Service – 4 years
Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?
My job supports the USSTRATCOM mission by providing the most up to date intelligence information on adversary actions and activities to operational planners and senior leadership throughout the command so that they can make the most informed decisions possible.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?
What I find most rewarding here is the amazing level of collaboration we have in the intelligence community when something is going down, and we need to have all the details for the commander even if he doesn’t ask. When there are questions about an event or topic though, we as a team in the PACOM Branch are able to give the answers to help address strategic issues around the globe -- that’s pretty cool.
Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?
The most challenging thing I have experienced at STRATCOM is constant change. It can be difficult sometimes to maintain resilience during long hours and busy days, but staying flexible and being able to adapt to any situation are key.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?
My most memorable experiences are all currently classified, check back with me in 50-75 years!
Q: What is the one piece of information or advice about working at USSTRATCOM that you'd pass on to new members of the USSTRATCOM team?
Stay positive; the work can be stressful sometimes, but it’s only temporary. Keep moving forward, and lean on the people around you to keep you on track.