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    Information Systems Coordinators: I MIG's Connection to the World



    Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Forti 

    I MEF Information Group

    In a rapidly changing information environment, where social media and online news can influence international decisions in a matter of seconds, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (I MIG) addresses critical problems with innovation and accurate information through its Information Related Capabilities (IRCs). While many may observe the organization as a whole, most do not see the structure that holds it all together. One such person that is a part of that very structure is Lance Cpl. Anthony McCullough, a California native from Chowchilla. After earning the title of Marine, McCullough attended his military occupation specialty (MOS) school where he trained to be a 2841 ground electronics repairman. After his training, he received orders to I MIG as an information systems coordinator.

    Information systems coordinators, like McCullough, are vital to keeping day to day operations running smoothly by doing tasks like reinstating passwords and activating accounts. “Microsoft Outlook, the share drive, whatever regards your accounts, that’s us,” explained McCulloulgh. Information systems coordinators also install the very structure I MIG uses to access the vast information environment. This is accomplished through an elaborate labyrinth of Ethernet cables that are installed by information systems coordinators such as McCullough in order to provide I MIG the capabilities to stay ahead of our adversaries in a continuously evolving information environment.

    McCullough is a perfect example of how Marines at I MIG thrive in situations that may be out of the respective comfort zones of their designated MOS. This mind-set embodies how I MIG Marines do not just strive for innovation at the organizational level, but at the individual level as well. Because of Marines like McCullough, I MIG is more connected and grounded to the very information environment that connects it not just to Marine Corps networks, but to international systems across the globe.



    Date Taken: 06.16.2021
    Date Posted: 06.16.2021 19:47
    Story ID: 399110
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 
    Hometown: CHOWCHILLA, CA, US

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