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Warfighters have always had a challenging job, from dealing with technologies not commonly seen outside of the DoD to frequent reassignments, with less training than they'd like. Add in the continuing shift of network technology from physical servers to today's array of physical, virtual, wireless, and cloud-based technologies across the military and it's easy to see how a military technologist can be overwhelmed.