Sgt. Julio A. Velez serves with the military police with the 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, Alaska. Here he is with godson, Jonel Caraballo.

Name: Sgt. Julio A. Velez, operation noncommissioned offier, 3rd Platoon, A Company, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Fort Greely, Alaska

Age: 27

Hometown: Puerto Rico

Joined the Army: June 2004

Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.

MOS: 31B20 -- Military police

Education: Bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Puerto Rico

Marital Status: Single

Children: Not yet

Activities/Hobbies: I'm a photographer, and I do a lot of physical training

Favorite movie: The Pursuit of Happyness

Favorite TV show: My name is Earl (very similar to my life)

Favorite band: La Secta All Star (a Puerto Rican rock band)

Favorite thing about the Army: The BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) Program, which I'm the president of at Fort Greely

What I've learned being a Soldier: Teamwork is the key of success in and outside the Army

What inspires you to be a Soldier: "It's a family thing." My grandfather, father and cousins are former military and active military service members as well

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