(WHNT) – The United States Department of Defense is concerned about the shortage of systems engineers in America.

Jimmy Hodges, the President of Calhoun Community College, and graduate student Shuting ‘Tina’ Sorrells of Calhoun’s “Systems Engineering Technology” or SET program joined Leadership Perspectives to discuss this issue and more.

Systems Engineers work to design complex systems and ensure they properly function over their life cycle.

You can watch the full Leadership Perspectives interview with News 19’s Steve Johnson in the video player above.