“The most important thing I’ve noticed is that the customer is consistently happy with the contributions of Paragon employees regardless of the project. Paragon ensures each employee is highly qualified for the position they will be working in.”
What type of work do you do at Paragon?
I am a Functional Analyst. I support Agile Transportation for the 21st Century (AT21) at the Surface Deployment Distribution Command (SDDC) documenting user requirements for software development. I also maintain and administer the Scott AFB Paragon Office network infrastructure.
What differentiates Paragon from other DoD contractors?
The most important thing I've noticed is that the customer is consistently happy with the contributions of Paragon employees regardless of the project. Paragon ensures each employee is highly qualified for the position they will be working in.
What special projects have you worked on?
The most challenging task I supported was when Paragon established a new office. I developed an alternative solution to the quotes received for installing network cable. I was responsible for moving and installing all the lines and selecting and installing all the equipment for the office network. The project was completed in-house with a substantial cost savings of labor and equipment to the company.
Supporting the DoD is unique from the commercial world. What draws you to support the DoD and makes you feel connected to the war fighter?
I joined the Air Force right out of high school. After traveling the world and retiring from the Air Force, it was natural to continue to work for DoD in some capacity. I continue to support the military through volunteering as the Treasurer/Webmaster of the Scott Field Heritage Air Park, Webmaster of the local chapter of the Airlift/Tanker Association (A/TA), and Webmaster of the base Air Show website