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1st Sgt. William E. Murphy, Headquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant, has been in the Army for 19 years. He will be transferring responsibility to 1st Sgt. Steven M. Adams in September before he leaves for his next assignment in Hawaii.

Name: 1st Sgt. William E. Murphy, first sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Age: 37

Hometown: Marion, Ohio

Joined the Army: Aug. 1, 1991

Basic Training Location: Fort Benning, Ga.

MOS: 14Z - Senior air defense artillery sergeant

Education: Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Troy University, Ala.

Marital Status: Yes

Children: Four - Julianne, Emily, Sarah, Owen

Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, fishing

Favorite movie: Full Metal Jacket

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Favorite band: My son singing along with his IPod

Favorite thing about the Army: The satisfaction of taking care of Soldiers

What I've learned being a Soldier: Anything is possible with a waiver

What inspires you to be a Soldier: I enjoy solving problems. There is nothing more satisfying than resolving a Soldier's problems.

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