Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. William E. Murphy
August 24, 2010
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.
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.