Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know James A. "Drew" Ballance
November 23, 2010
Name: James A. "Drew" Ballance, wireless and electrical engineer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.
Years of federal service: 3 years
Education: Bachelors' degree in wireless engineering and electrical engineering
Marital status: Single
Children: One four-legged child, a dog named Riley!
Activities/hobbies: Doing something outdoors with Riley, reading (something by CS Lewis or Orson Scott Card), and working
Favorite movie: Hard to pick just one, but I'd have to go with the Lord of the Rings movies
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory and Dr. Who
Favorite band: Lately it's been singer/songwriter stuff, but you can't really beat Led Zeppelin or AC/DC
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Job security and flexibility
What made you want to work for the Army: When you're a college student, the co-op program is the best way to enter the workforce. I was presented with an opportunity to work for the command and I couldn't pass it up!