PERTH AMBOY – Information Systems Technician 2nd Class (SW) Austin Keelen is assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and has earned the reputation as being a “go-to” guy for challenging technology issues.
Austin Keelen is a Perth Amboy born native. His duties in the Carrier Strike Group include user account management and network administration for four CENTRIX (Combined Enterprise Regional Informational Exchange) enclaves which enable secure messages to be exchanged between U.S. forces and allies.
Keelen enjoys the challenge of the multifaceted work. “The field of information technology is constantly growing and constantly evolving so there is always something to learn, always something to challenge me,” Keelen states.
A leader among his peers, Keelen completes his intricate assignments with a high degree of professionalism. He motivates those around him by setting an example of high personal standards. A valuable asset to the staff, his hard work is recognized through the chain of command.
Austin Keelen is presently studying for his enlisted aviation warfare specialist (EAWS) pin as well as his A+ and N+ Certifications. These entry level civilian certifications are equivalent to over 500 hours of practical experience as a network technician.