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Fairchild's Finest: Staff Sgt. Gerard Brady

Staff Sgt. Gerard Brady 92nd Communications Squadron cyber operations supervisor, works on a server June 1, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. On a daily bases Brady administers 91 Windows 2008 to 2012 servers and ensure vulnerability patching for 4,500 client systems. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Staff Sgt. Gerard Brady, 92nd Communications Squadron cyber operations supervisor, works on a server June 1, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. On a daily bases Brady administers 91 Windows 2008 to 2012 servers and ensure vulnerability patching for 4,500 client systems. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Nominee's Rank /Name:  Staff Sgt. Gerard Brady

Unit of assignment: 92nd Communications Squadron

Duty title: Cyber Operations Supervisor

Home town and state: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
I administer 91 Windows '08/'12 servers and ensure vulnerability patching for 4,500 client systems.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy installing new hardware and software on the network and spending hours troubleshooting an incident to emerge victorious at the end of the day/week. 

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I chose to serve in the military because I did three years of JROTC in high school. I enjoyed drill and ceremony, wearing the uniform and the sense of pride and belonging that came with it.

Family? 
Here with me in Washington is my wife Tiffany and daughter Gia.

How long have you been in the military?
It will be nine years in July.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Becoming a husband, father, and Airman.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB? 
I would love to have a fully automated, redundant and virtualized Windows Server 2012 environment on the network. 

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are spending quality time with my wife and daughter, studying the Bible and playing on the Xbox One. 

What is your best habit?
In my opinion, my best habit is doing my best to never give up on anything or anyone. 

What is your favorite quote?
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Jesus Christ 

What are your favorite movies?
The "Star Wars" series, the "Batman" series and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
My favorite mentor is Jesus Christ and the greatest things I have learned thus far is to do all things with love and whatever I do, I do it with passion.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
President Barack Obama because I am interested in learning about the big picture and how he makes his decisions.

What Staff Sgt. Brady's leadership is saying:

"Staff Sgt. Brady is a pivotal member to his section, squadron, and the base. He is a cross-trainee with less than two years of IT experience and is excelling in projects many people with his experience would struggle with. When I asked Staff Sgt Brady what drives him, he stated, 'No matter what I'm expected to do, I will always do my absolute best.'  Because of this, he has become our go-to administrator and our nominee for Fairchild's Finest," said Tech Sgt Nicholas Kilmer, 92nd Communications Squadron NCO in charge cyber operations.