Introducing Stephen Correia
Hi All, my name is Stephen Correia and I am one of the newest contributors to [Geeks Are Sexy].
I grew up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and joined the U.S. Marine Corps when I graduated High School. As a Marine I was stationed at Quantico, VA; Scott AFB, IL (plush duty); and Okinawa, Japan. I started doing Mainframe Operations, moved into Desktop Support, and finally in Okinawa I planned, deployed, and supported fully functional networks supporting up to 2000 users in remote locations. I've been to Pohang, South Korea; mainland Japan; Okinawa; Hong Kong; and Australia. After 10 years in the Corps, I received an Honorable Discharge and began work as a Contractor teaching System Administration to the up-and-coming Devil Dogs (that's a nickname for Marines).
After a few years of that, an opportunity presented itself in 2004 for me to go to Baghdad, Iraq for a year and work as an Information Assurance Security Officer. This was a great opportunity, and a way for me to give back to the military that had so graciously trained me and provided great experiences. The year went by fairly quickly and, as you can imagine, I arrived home safely in early 2005 and began working in my current position as a Windows System Administrator. Since I work in a large data center, most of my articles will be about issues I come across there.
My lovely wife and I live in Virginia with our 3 children. We are celebrating 10 years of marriage this year but I won't be getting a discharge from this duty anytime soon, we are lifelong partners.