Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jack Carlson III, Alaska Army National Guard
Sgt. Miranda Otero, communications operator, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, discusses her duties in the Fire Direction Center with Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Multiple fire direction crews cover the constant responsibility of defending the United States in the event of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch that threatens the nation.