Anthony (Tony) Clements

Senior Systems Engineer

Years with MIL: 2

What were you doing before joining MIL?

I was a senior cable distribution designer for the National Security Agency (NSA), responsible for the copper and fiber required in new and remodeled buildings in Colorado, Hawaii and Georgia.

Why did you decide to join MIL?

I was referred by a friend, and after investigating MIL I was excited by the new opportunities MIL offers their employees and I could continue with the career path I enjoy.

What are you working on now?

Overseeing the design and construction of the passive IT cabling infrastructure for the new U.S Army Cyber Command headquarters building located at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA.

What are the best aspects about your current job?

I love the continuing changing construction environment and field engineering changes required due to site conditions and ever-changing customer requirements due to their evolving mission.

Why do you enjoy working at MIL?

I enjoy working at MIL because of the opportunities for career growth and development. Along with the possibility for growth and progress, I also appreciate being provided the tools needed to perform my job.  I believe this has allowed me to focus on my work while developing myself professionally. Knowing there is a path forward and having managers who are attentive to your talents and efforts make this a great place to work.

What is the best piece of career advice you can offer someone in your field who is either applying to or beginning a career at MIL?

The best piece of career advice I could offer is that change is constant, embrace the challenges, keep an open mind and push outside your comfort zone.

If applicable please share a memorable/significant experience that has occurred during your time with MIL.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions I volunteered to extend my trip to Augusta, GA. To reduce any exposure to the virus, MIL sent me a care package to say thank you.