Enlisted Corps Spotlight for June

By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs | June 1, 2018

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. —

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Henson, network operator, hails from Garland, Texas, and has been in the military for 15 months.

Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?

A: USSTRATCOM’s command and control over the nuclear deterrence for the U.S. makes it an obvious target for cyber attacks. However, USSTRATCOM’s command and control, communications, computer (C4) systems operations division’s ability to deflect cyber threats not only protects USSTRATCOM’s systems, but ensures the capability of the U.S. to deter nuclear war. 

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?

A: The ability to be so close to the heart of the U.S. military and to see the importance of the people and the work done here.

Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?

A: As a data systems Marine, some of the requirements of my job are outside of the scope of what I was trained for, but this has given me an opportunity to study and branch out my knowledge professionally.                                        

Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?

A: Probably the time I spent at Camp Pendleton, California, in between boot camp and data systems school.

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?

A: Take advantage of the field house at Offutt Air Force Base, there isn’t another facility like it!