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News | Nov. 1, 2017

Enlisted Corps Spotlight for November

By U.S. Strategic Command

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.