• Maj. Todd Leitschuh, 2nd Space Company commander, and Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command deputy commanding general for operations, talk with family members of deployed Staff Sgt. Dominic Perez before Perez's videoteleconference re-enlistment. Perez's wife, Venita, and children - Stella and Juan, watched the monitors from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., as their father was administered the oath of re-enlistment by Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell,  USASMDC/ARSTRAT commanding general, from Huntsville, Ala.

    Reenlistment from Abroad

    Maj. Todd Leitschuh, 2nd Space Company commander, and Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command deputy commanding general for operations, talk with family members of deployed Staff Sgt. Dominic...

  • Staff Sgt. Dominic Perez, 2nd Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, right, recites the oath of enlistment Oct. 14 from his downrange duty station. Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, in Huntsville, Ala. on the left screen, administered the oath to Perez.

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    Staff Sgt. Dominic Perez, 2nd Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, right, recites the oath of enlistment Oct. 14 from his downrange duty station. Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces...

Many men, and even a few women, prove again and again that he, or she, is afraid of long-distance commitment. Well, not only is Staff Sgt. Dominic Perez not afraid, he proved just how committed he was when he re-enlisted in the Army for an additional six years Oct. 14 while his wife and children shared the moment with him through a screen.

Perez, assigned to the 2nd Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, joined the Army in 2003 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is currently deployed, and the re-enlistment garnered him an assignment to the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Position at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Perez's wife, Venita, and his two children: Stella, 7, and Juan, 2, watched the re-enlistment ceremony from Colorado Springs, Colo., via a videoteleconference. In additon to getting to see and speak with his family privately, Perez received a $12,000 bonus for his re-enlistment.

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