Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Jennifer Sheridan
January 8, 2014
Name: Jennifer Sheridan, management analyst, Force Development Division, Directorate of Capabilities Development, Future Warfare Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Hometown: Isle of Wight County, Va.
Years of federal service: Three (all with the command, and two years of that as a Department of the Army intern)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English and psychology from the College of William and Mary
Marital status: Married
Children: Two furry kids: Stella and Midnight
Activities/hobbies: Reading, playing the piano, crocheting, my dogs (walking, dog parks, hiking), wine tastings, and day trips with my husband to somewhere new!
Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge and Love Actually
Favorite TV show: True Blood and Grey's Anatomy
Favorite band: The Eagles
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Traveling! Since working for the Army, I have gotten to travel to Washington, D.C., New York, Colorado, California, Virginia, and even Alaska.
What made you want to work for the Army: Once I graduated from William and Mary, I knew that I wanted to find a career, not just a job, and move to somewhere new and travel. When I saw the posting for the Army internship, it just felt like a good fit. Not only did I get to step into something totally new and different, but I also: moved to Alabama, traveled to a bunch of pretty cool places, had both on-the-job training and formal coursework, and will have many future opportunities for a graduate degree or advanced Army training programs.