Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Lonnie D. Gentry
November 16, 2010
Name: Maj. Lonnie D. Gentry, operations officer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site
Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.
Joined the Army: Enlisted in 2000 as a 19K (tanker)
Route to Commission: Graduated from Easter Kentucky University ROTC in 2003; went to basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. MOS: 14A - air defense artillery
Education: Bachelor of Science in asset protection management (security) from Eastern Kentucky University
Marital Status: Yes - newlywed, married on May 11
Activities/Hobbies: Working out, playing and following sports, reading, watching movies, driving fast cars and spending time with family, and attending Atlanta Braves games
Favorite movie: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite TV show: House
Favorite band: The Fray
Favorite thing about the Army: Leadership
What I've learned being a Soldier: Life is short. Embrace family and friends while you can.
What inspires you to be a Soldier: The support I receive from family, friends, and the public in general.