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News | Feb. 1, 2019

February Enlisted Corps Spotlight

By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

Tech. Sgt. Michael Sullivan, systems administrator with the Global Operations Directorate, hails from Miamisburg, Ohio, and has 10 years of military service.


Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?


A: My job is to develop and maintain special access program (SAP) networks and systems supporting assigned operations with SAP and clandestinely-enabled effects.


Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?


A: What I find most rewarding is the career broadening experience working in a combatant command and supporting a unique mission set, which is uncommon for the majority of communications Airmen in the U.S. Air Force.


Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?


A: This job is unique in its policies, politics and overall scope of work. Traditionally, a team of skilled operators would be doing the work that is currently performed by my office with two personnel. I have learned to do more with less.


Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?


A: My most memorable experience is helping Airmen. I’ve had Airmen with life situations that tested my ability as a supervisor, mentor or friend and regardless of the outcome I gained invaluable knowledge and experience.


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: Socialize and network, get out of your office and interact with the folks here at USSTRATCOM! Everyone has a story and a unique background.