Sgt. James A. Messner serves as the personnel actions noncommissioned officer for B Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

Name: Sgt. James A. Messner, personnel actions noncommissioned officer, B Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.

Age: 27

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

Children: N/A

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

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