Sgt. Michael Hwang serves as a training noncommissioned officer for the E Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade in Okinawa, Japan. Here he is with his wife and son during a special re-enlistment cermony inside an Osprey 22.

Name: Sgt. Michael Hwang, training noncommissioned officer, E Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Okinawa, Japan

Age: 29

Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.

Joined the Army: January 2010

Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.

MOS: 25S-1C -- Satellite communications systems operator/maintainer

Education: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering

Marital Status: Married

Children: One

Activities/Hobbies: Motorcycles, fishing, running, traveling

Favorite movie: Jurassic Park

Favorite TV show: Community, South Park

Favorite band: Louis Armstrong

Favorite thing about the Army: Being part of something bigger than myself, and knowing the people who I have met through my years of service

What I've learned being a Soldier: There is an enormous sacrifice for the freedom of our nation made by servicemembers -- something I did not previously comprehend

What inspires you to be a Soldier: Knowing that what I do every day makes a difference whether it's an individual Soldier within the organization or supporting units around the world

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