Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. John "Jack" R. Schaefer
August 28, 2013
Name: Staff Sgt. John "Jack" R. Schaefer, command sergeant major's enlisted aide, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Hometown: Nassau, N.Y.
Joined the Army: August 1998
Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.
MOS: 25S -- Satellite communication system operator maintainer
Education: Some college
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two, boy and a girl
Activities/Hobbies: Whatever my children's hobbies are, guitar, baseball, and skiing
Favorite movie: My Blue Heaven and Swingers
Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
Favorite band: Aerosmith
Favorite thing about the Army: Traveling and seeing things I would never have seen outside of the Army
What I've learned being a Soldier: Leadership and camaraderie like nowhere else I've seen
What inspires you to be a Soldier: My father and my children