Thornton
Capt. Mary E. Thornton, Plans and Operations officer, G-3, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, visits with her twin brother Cpl. Matthew Thornton, who is serving at Fort Hood, Texas.

Name: Capt. Mary E. Thornton, Plans and Operations officer, G-3, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 31

Hometown: Savannah, Ga.

Joined the Army: 2005

Route to Commission: Commissioned from the Citadel, The military college of South Carolina

MOS: 14A -- air defense artillery

Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Citadel and a master's degree in leadership studies from University of Texas at El Paso

Marital Status: Single

Children: None

Activities/Hobbies: Drinking wine, traveling, and hanging with family and friends - especially my twin brother, Matthew, who is also serving in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas

Favorite movie: Devil Wears Prada (I love Meryl Streep)

Favorite TV show: Scandal

Favorite band: Mariah Carey

Favorite thing about the Army: Meeting people from all walks of life

What I've learned being a Soldier: Mentorship of subordinates is just as important as getting mentored from superiors

What inspires you to be a Soldier: Soldiers! I love to teach, train and mentor them to strive to be the best they can be. We both learn from challenges, and that's what it's all about!

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