Seaman Apprentice Ryan O’Leary, U.S. Navy: When it comes to various things in cyber, there’s a lot of logic involved. And there’s a lot of, there’s a lot of puzzles with it.
Seaman Apprentice Kyle Johnson, U.S. Navy: I do have a background in gaming, which led me to my background in robotics, and I fell in love with coding. You know, it sort of opened up the avenues to this career field.
Seaman Apprentice Jennifer Budzisz, U.S. Navy: My family would always have problems with our Wi-Fi, printer, anything and, for some reason, I was the go-to person for help.
Ryan: Anybody who's interested into mathematics, in computers, in logic would find themselves right at home here.
Seaman Apprentice Bryce Games, U.S. Navy: When I was in carpentry, after, after I put up a wall, I’d step back and be like, Man, I built that. Same thing with a network. To know that you just set up a network, and it’s running well, and that you’re getting data from here to there like you’re supposed to do, you just did your job, and it feels good knowing that you do it well.
Master Chief Petty Officer Aaron Manning, U.S. Navy: The students are constantly trying to push the boundaries of what is known and what’s not. They’re building their own networks to see how impenetrable they can make them and then go to the other side and try and break into them themselves.
Jennifer: The most exciting part of this for me is basically just being able to see myself in the future doing this job.
Ryan: I absolutely made the right decision because I’m going to be going on to do even more things that I’m interested in. I don’t see how it can get much better than that.