Down to Earth with Space Delta 6

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  • By Staff Sgt. Natalie Rubenak
  • Space Base Delta 1 Public Affairs

On this edition of Down to Earth, we’re checking in with Space Delta 6 – Space Access and Cyberspace operations to meet U.S. Space Force Tech. Sgt. Dwight Brown, 645th Cyberspace Squadron cyber crew lead.  

Brown grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia, home of Robins Air Force Base. He joined the Air Force over 10 years ago and made the transition to the Space Force in 2021.  

“I choose to serve to play a first-hand role in our nation’s defense,” Brown said. 

Currently, Brown works at a geographically separated unit at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida, where he directs a four-member team. When on shift, Brown and his team monitor the network for activity that is out of the ordinary.  

“We defend Patrick SFB’s launch capabilities by combatting adversarial and cyber criminal activity,” Brown said.  

Leading a team can be a large responsibility but Brown views his role for developing the next generation of Guardians with enthusiasm. 

“It’s about being alongside those you lead,” Brown said. “The better the leader, the bigger the wings that help you carry others to new heights. I try to teach my troops everything I know so they’ll know more than I did when they reach my level.” 

Brown wants his troops to be successful, so he trains them to be the leaders who will replace him one day. Something Brown would like to pass on to future generations is the importance of responsibility that comes with the job.  

“I want to pass on attention to detail, a sense of duty and purpose and the importance of each and every one of us to future generations of our armed forces,” Brown stated. “Every one of us matter, and we’ll need every one of us in future conflicts.” 

Outside of work, Brown loves to travel, play competitive video games and make music. He’s been to 11 countries with Jamaica being his favorite. 

“My parents are from there,” Brown said. “As a first-generation American, it was a great and necessary experience for me to see my parents’ homeland.” 

As Brown reflects on Black History Month, he is inspired by the resilience of those around him. 

“I celebrate Black History Month by remembering the strength my fellow Black Americans display in the face of adversity along with the accomplishments and rich, diverse cultures we have across all 50 states,” Brown said.  

DEL 6 provides assured access to space through the $11.2 billion Satellite Control Network and defensive cyberspace capabilities for space mission systems.