• Sgt. Nelson Villanueva Jr., far left, poses in front of the Queen's Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, in January 2010 with other members of the Personal Security Detail for the team's commanding general and command sergeant major. Villanueva join the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Feb. 8 as Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner's driver.

    Afghanistan

    Sgt. Nelson Villanueva Jr., far left, poses in front of the Queen's Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, in January 2010 with other members of the Personal Security Detail for the team's commanding general and command sergeant major. Villanueva join the U.S...

  • Sgt. Nelson Villanueva and his wife, Yessenia, take a photo on a ferris wheel during a fair at Fort Bragg, N.C., in June 2010. The couple has a daughter who is about to celebrate her eighth birthday. Villanueva joined the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Feb. 8 as Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner's driver.

    Fair

    Sgt. Nelson Villanueva and his wife, Yessenia, take a photo on a ferris wheel during a fair at Fort Bragg, N.C., in June 2010. The couple has a daughter who is about to celebrate her eighth birthday. Villanueva joined the U.S. Army Space and Missile...

  • Sgt. Nelson Villanueva and his sister, Senior Airman Vanessa Villanueva, had this photo made for their parents December 2010. Villanueva joined the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Feb. 8 as Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner's driver.

    Villanueva & sister

    Sgt. Nelson Villanueva and his sister, Senior Airman Vanessa Villanueva, had this photo made for their parents December 2010. Villanueva joined the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Feb. 8 as Command Sgt. Maj...

Name: Sgt. Nelson Villanueva Jr., command sergeant major driver, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 28

Hometown: Tampa, Fla. (but born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico)

Joined the Army: October 2006

Basic Training Location: Fort Sill, Okla.

MOS: 88M - truck driver

Education: Attended Hillsboro Community College and Erwin Technical Center, both in Tampa, Fla.

Marital Status: Yes

Children: One

Activities/Hobbies: Graphic arts, mechanic, drag racing imports

Favorite movie: The Matrix trilogy, Fast & Furious

Favorite TV show: Family Guy, la Comai

Favorite band: Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Favorite thing about the Army: Lifestyle

What I've learned being a Soldier: Army values

What inspires you to be a Soldier: Being part of the elite team of the United States Army

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