Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Sylvia M. Archie
April 25, 2011
Name: Sylvia M. Archie, computer technician, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.
Years of federal service: Nearly 12 years (six years active duty, two years National Guard, three years Reserves; been with the command as a DA civilian for eight months, but worked at the command for 5.5 years, the rest of the time as a contractor)
Education: A sophomore at Excelsior College
Marital status: Single
Children: Two cats
Activities/hobbies: Reading, writing, studying, and spending time with boyfriend, family and friends
Favorite movie: Original Sin, Transformers, Eagle Eye
Favorite TV show: House, CSI, Nurse Jackie
Favorite band: Outkast
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Stability, support and growth potential
What made you want to work for the Army: When active duty I worked with DA civilians and the encouragement and insight made me take a chance. The training I received from my Reserve unit leaders in Detachment 2 DISA also encouraged me to take the chance. Retirement and benefits help.