Enlisted Corps Spotlight for September

By U.S. Strategic Command | Sept. 1, 2018

Tech. Sgt. Bryant Whatley, current operations analyst for the intelligence directorate (J2), hails from Dallas, Texas, and has 14 years of military service.

Q: How does your job support U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and our missions?

A: We produce relevant products that answer priority requirements.

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

A: I find it most rewarding when we receive kudos and feedback directly from leadership on what works and what needs improvement.

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

A: I would say learning joint military and civilian administrative processes is the most challenging aspect of working at USSTRATCOM. I have overcome this challenge by applying the techniques I’ve learned here.  

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

A: My most memorable experience is the day I arrived at my first duty station at the former Brooks City-Base, Texas. I was nervous and a little lost, but someone took the time out of their day to show me the ropes and this person wasn’t even my sponsor. Additionally, I met friends that I will keep in contact with for the rest of my life.

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: Absorb all the information you can, even if you don’t feel it’s useful at the time. You never know when you’ll need to call upon that knowledge.