Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Mary E. Thornton
March 26, 2014
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.
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
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!