Capt. Michael T. Long skis the slopes in Alaska. Long serves as the commader of A Company, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, at Fort Greely, Alaska.

Name: Capt. Michael T. Long, commander, Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, Fort Greely, Alaska

Age: 36

Hometown: Hartford, N.Y.

Joined the Army: June 1997

Route to Commission: Enlisted in the Marine Corps at Parris Island, S.C., for four years before attending Officer Candidate School

MOS: 31A -- military police and 14A -- air defense officer

Education: Bachelor of Arts

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two

Activities/Hobbies: Ice hockey, mountaineering, skiing, swimming, and family time

Favorite movie: Slapshot and Aspen Extreme

Favorite TV show: Homeland

Favorite band: The Tragically Hip

Favorite thing about the Army: The camaraderie and the opportunity to coach, teach, and mentor Soldiers

What I've learned being a Soldier: Discipline and an understanding of how to work with various backgrounds of people

What inspires you to be a Soldier: My family and duty to my country

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