Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Jason L. Flood
January 22, 2014
Name: Jason L. Flood, operations analyst, Company E, 53rd Signal Battalion, Okinawa, Japan
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Penn.
Years of federal service: Eight (two as a Department of the Army civilian, six military); 17 years with SMDC (two as a DA civilian, 15 years as a contractor)
Education: Bachelor's degree in computer and information science
Marital status: Married
Activities/hobbies: Following Steelers and Pirates, photography, electronics, computers and learning to play guitar
Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy has been pretty good so far as well
Favorite TV show: Currently Game of Thrones, but I would like to see a new Star Trek series
Favorite band: Too many to name, but if I had to pick one, Rush
Favorite thing about working for the Army: A high sense of job satisfaction in that everyone is dedicated to accomplishing the mission
What made you want to work for the Army: I enlisted as a 29Y (satellite communications systems repairer) immediately after graduating high school, and have been associated with Army satellite communications ever since. Of all the services, the Army had the best selection of specific military occupational specialty choices.