Pros: great leadership position w/tie into vault national systems community
Cons: location and proximity: can't leave jspoc while on shift, this includes working in a small proximity work environment.
My typical day of work has its challenges with priorities and responsibilities (as a Space Battle Management Duty Tech), anywhere from space launch support, satellite tracking, updating the ISS, or accommodating laser range operations to name a few.
Management is very structured in enlisted tier there as Space Systems Operations is extremely officer – more... heavy and otherwise negates some enlisted management opportunities. Enlisted are generally technicians more than managers due to the numbers of officers.
Co-workers on the JSpOC floor are nice, young, energetic, and eager to get the mission done type of folks. They are definitely another breed of people that I've experienced before as a LE cop in the AF.
The hardest part of my job would be situational depending on unforeseen events taking place. For instance, if my position has trouble tracking a priority satellite, or problems with laser range operations.
The most enjoyable part of this job is probably the satisfaction associated with knowing how important the Space Battle Manager job is to the Space Situational Awareness and the Intelligence communities (including those who directly work on the floor with this position). – less