Rock Solid Warrior: Nataja Briggs
By Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 29, 2017
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- This week’s Rock Solid Warrior is Staff Sgt. Nataja Briggs, the knowledge operations NCOIC with the 386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, deployed from Joint Base Andrews, Md. The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for their positive impact and commitment to the mission.
What is your current job title, unit and duties?
Knowledge Operations NCOIC, 386 ECS
Base SharePoint Admin/Base Records Manager/Base Publications Manager/ Base FOIA and PII Managers and Base TMT/EMS Admin.
Which squadron and base are you deployed from?
744th Communications Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, MD
Why did you join the Air Force?
I wanted to be a part of something much greater than myself.
How is your deployed unit/job different from your home unit/job?
I would say the biggest difference is the amount of SharePoint pages I maintain. While deployed I am responsible for 16.9K sites which is doubled compared to my home unit.
What are some of your professional and personal goals?
I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree in information systems management, which is a professional goal of mine. Personally, I just want to be a great example for family as well as continue to make my mother proud.
What is your favorite part of your mission here?
My favorite part of my mission here is the impact we bring to the AOR mission by ensuring we identify and maintain vital records needed to continue day-to-day operations without interruption, which would be essential if there is some type of mission degradation. We also ensure SharePoint is working properly, which is a program that is relied on heavily within the AOR. Besides, we all know every day, Comm ROCKS!
What are some of your hobbies?
My main hobby is collecting sneakers, especially the Air Jordan Retro Collection. I also enjoy weight lifting/ playing softball and watching Horror movies.
What are some of the challenges you face here? How do you overcome them?
One of the biggest challenges here is ensuring that every unit’s publications and records are properly maintained. We are overcoming this issue by reaching out to the different units and educating them in the importance of ensuring their information is accurate and up-to-date. We also provide the proper training in regards to publications and records.