Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Brooks while on deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Shipmate of the Week – IS3 Michael Brooks

Coast Guard intelligence specialists collect, analyze, process and disseminate intelligence in support of Coast Guard missions. While specialists operate in intelligence coordination centers, cryptologic units and various bases nationwide, one Coast Guardsman found himself on a deployment to Afghanistan. Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Brooks was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with Cryptologic Support Team 34 from February to July 2013. Seeking out additional opportunities to serve his country with his unique signals intelligence skills, Brooks volunteered for the deployment.