February Enlisted Corps Spotlight

By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs | Feb. 1, 2019


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.