Ballance
James A. "Drew" Ballance pauses for a photo during his vacation in Rome, Italy, in September. Ballance is a wireless and electrical engineer at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Ala.

Name: James A. "Drew" Ballance, wireless and electrical engineer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.

Age: 23

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!

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