OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., –
Tech. Sgt. Rochelle Wilson, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Force Management Division of the Human Capital Directorate (J1), hails from Kodiak, Alaska, and has been in the military for 12 years.
Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?
A: In the Human Capital Directorate, we manage customer service for all service positions assigned to USSTRATCOM and component activities. We provide personnel advice, support and execution of command policies, and procedures to ensure maximum readiness and sustainability of the total force as both a supporting and supported command.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?
A: The most rewarding part of being in USSTRATCOM is having the ability to assist personnel with all their issues. Every person that works here is an integral part of the mission. The administrative support we provide enables them to focus on completing their mission.
Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?
A: One of the challenges that I had was learning how the different branches of service operate and understanding how each directorate works. I have overcome this challenge by asking questions and taking the time to fully understand how we operate.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?
A: It has to be my deployments because that’s when I was first exposed to a joint environment. I was able to perform my job on a different level and in a new environment. I learned a lot through these deployments. Additionally, I worked with amazing people who have different experiences that mentored me to get where I am now.
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: Communication is key! It leads to healthy relationships and mutual understanding. We work in a joint environment therefore we speak different languages. Finding the common ground helps us understand each other. Also, take advantage of this assignment, very rarely you get to work hand in hand with other services.