FORT EISENHOWER, Ga. - When you love your job, some things just come easy. For Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Loyd Huitt, that means serving his country and the people around him.

“I love talking to people, I love telling my story,”  said Lt. Col. Joseph Loyd Huitt, Cyber Branch, Fort Eisenhower. 

Meet Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Loyd Huitt.

"I am a Cyber Warfare Officer, but currently I am the Deputy Director for Talent Management at Army Cyber Command.” said Lt. Col. Huitt.

Originally from West Texas, relocating with the Army wasn’t a new experience.

"My family was in construction, so we moved around a bit. I grew up both in San Diego and Las Vegas as well as Texas.”

Serving for 25 years now, he got his start at a young age.

"I was looking to not only serve my nation, but an opportunity for you know, resources. Money for college, that was one of the driving factors," said Lt. Col. Huitt  "It’s truly an amazing adventure and so full of opportunities, I first again started in 1998. I was an enlisted soldier first stationed in Missouri. From there, lots of stops in between, I was promoted to E6 Staff Sergeant in Saudi Arabia.”

His journey also brought him here to Augusta more than once. He graduated from Augusta State - now Augusta University. 

"I was a distinguished military graduate from that ROTC program.” said Lt. Col. Huitt.

It was there he found his passion for the Garden City.

"Honestly, I absolutely love Augusta, it’s a home away from home really.” said Lt. Col. Huitt.

Now what keeps him going are the people he interacts with everyday.

"I’ve always been a believer that you need a coach, a mentor and an advocate. One each.” said Lt. Col. Huitt.

FOX54 salutes Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Loyd Huitt.

"Whether you want to serve as a soldier or a civilian, there’s just so many opportunities.”

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