By CECOM Public AffairsAugust 7, 2019
August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month, and we all have a role to play to keep our Army and Nation safe from terror threats. This month, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) is highlighting Antiterrorism (AT) and Operations Security (OPSEC) officers from different command organizations who protect us across the physical and digital domains.
Josh Dobbins, Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC)
-What's your current duty station and where are you from originally?
Dobbins: "My current duty station is Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I am originally from Wisconsin."
-How long have you been with CECOM? Did you have experience with other commands or as a service member?
Dobbins: "I have been with CECOM since September 2018. Prior to coming to CECOM, I held multiple positions with Installation Management Command since 2007. I am also an Army veteran."
-What are your main responsibilities? What does a typical workday consist of?
Dobbins: "I perform multiple duties within the ISEC S-3 office, with my main focus being on AT and OPSEC. A typical workday would consist of upcoming mission and event planning, AT/OPSEC reviews of future contracts, and conducting random antiterrorism measures for the ISEC footprint."
-What do you enjoy about your work?
Dobbins: "I really like that my job requires me to work across my entire organization and higher headquarters, allowing me to interact with a lot of people and establish relationships."
-What are your top tips/advice for AT in the workplace and in your community?
Dobbins: "Pay attention! Too often we get tunnel vision on what we are doing and don't pay attention to our surroundings and what's going on around us, both in and out of the workplace. This allows "red flags" to get by us. Also, have emergency response plans developed and practiced prior to needing them to ensure you know what you are supposed to do should an event occur."