U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Serina Millard, building management specialist in the logistics directorate, hails from Rock Rapids, Iowa, and has served in the military for 14 years.
Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?
A: My job supports USSTRATCOM and its missions by keeping the aging headquarters facility operational. I help ensure the people supporting the command’s missions are safe. I help direct a variety of service functions to provide occupants of USSTRATCOM with adequate workspaces in which to conduct operations.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?
A: The most rewarding thing about my work is that every day is different and I get the chance to meet new people.
Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?
A: It’s been a challenge in that facilities maintenance is not my primary career field. I’ve had to learn how the building operates and how it can affect command missions. I have overcome this challenge by asking for assistance from my office teammates as well as learning by trial and error. I like working in a facilities management capacity, it’s helping broaden my military career.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?
A: My most memorable experience in the military was when I got to serve overseas at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in the 390th Intelligence Squadron. I was serving as support services manager. It was a great unit to serve in and I met some great people in my tenure there.
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: Pay attention to your surroundings and the people you come in contact with because there is a lot of experience and knowledge to be had. Also, keep your head up, stay positive and say hello when you are walking in the hallways.