445th AW November Spotlight performer
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Staff Sgt. Joel Somerset, 445th Communications Flight network administrator, Wing Information Assurance Officer, is the November Spotlight performer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn)
by 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
11/4/2011 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Staff Sgt. Joel Somerset
445th Communications Flight
Network administrator, wing information assurance officer
445th AW Network Administrator (Air Reserve Technician)
Aviation art and military history
Bachelor of Science, Management of Information Systems
Chief information officer, either government or in the private sector.
What you like about working at the 445th?
Information technology in the 445th is a very complex environment. Every day is a challenge and an opportunity to learn something new.
Why did you join the Air Force?
When I was 12, my family took a vacation from our home in northern Indiana to Florida. We stopped at this city called Dayton along the way, and spent the day touring the Air Force Museum with these enormous hangars. I was amazed at the dozens of aircraft (at the time) that I had only seen in books or magazines. I was so moved by the experience that I decided I wanted to join the Air Force and be stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which became a reality in 1994. I don't even remember where we spent the rest of our vacation in Florida!