Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. James A. Messner
July 9, 2014
Name: Sgt. James A. Messner, personnel actions noncommissioned officer, B Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Joined the Army: June 2011
Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.
MOS: 25S -- satellite communication systems operator maintainer
Education: Bachelor's degree in art from Ohio State University
Marital Status: Single
Activities/Hobbies: Cycling, gaming, hiking and backpacking
Favorite movie: Jaws
Favorite TV show: Firefly
Favorite band: System of a Down
Favorite thing about the Army: The people I work with and meet
What I've learned being a Soldier: The job isn't always what you expect, but the Army is an adventure in itself
What inspires you to be a Soldier: My family and girlfriend