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News | Sept. 1, 2018

Enlisted Corps Spotlight for September

By U.S. Strategic Command

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.