By Maj. Alysia R. Harvey, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group Public Affairs
/ Published September 25, 2015
Staff Sgt. Greg Rivas, a cyber transport technician assigned to the 860th Network Warfare Flight and a former co-worker of Weeks agrees that cyber is an exciting place to work and that it has far-reaching impacts in the defense of the Nation.
"Cyber defense is the newest force multiplier," Rivas said. "It is an extremely effective way for a nation state to quickly gather intelligence and affect enemy readiness. It allows us to project power in a covert, safe, and relatively cost-effective manner when compared to other military solutions."
He recalls Weeks being the "go-to guy" in their previous unit for cyber security matters and had this to say about him.
"Sergeant Weeks really has a job that many in the cyber defense career field strive for," Rivas said. "He can speak in-depth about a wide variety of digital tools quite intelligently, and he uses that knowledge of them to great effect in the military."
No matter which proverbial hat he's wearing, it's his love of the job that makes his work so gratifying.
"I enjoy the puzzle - being presented with a problem or issue that could take years or minutes to fix is fascinating," Weeks said. "Sometimes it's as easy as blocking an [Internet Protocol] address or domain, but sometimes - actually most of the time - the issue is something that a lot of people can't figure out. When you can figure out the issue that involves people, processes, and technology, and they all come together, it is very satisfying!"