OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., –
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Person, administrator for the Global Operations directorate (J3), hails from Olathe, Kansas, and has served in the military for six years and six months.
Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?
A: I provide administrative support to J3 members. Some of these people monitor space or are heavily involved in nuclear deterrence activities. By doing my job, I give those people more time to focus on their primary duties.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?
A: Meeting new people and learning about what they do here at USSTRATCOM.
Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?
A: Learning what the different divisions in J3 do, how they work together and how the Global Operations directorate works in conjunction with the other directorates to accomplish the USSTRATCOM mission. I have overcome this challenge through asking questions. Small bits of information here and there add up over time.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?
A: The first two years, at my first duty station, which was Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, because that was as much of an indoctrination to military life as Basic Military Training.
Q: What is the one piece of information or advice about working at USSTRATCOM that you would pass on to new members of the USSTRATCOM team?
A: Maintain and revise a method of organization that will give you the ability to manage and execute the multitude of tasks that will come your way.