Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Ivens N. Jean
October 19, 2011
Name: Ivens N. Jean, operations research analyst, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Years of federal service: 1 week as a Department of the Army civilian, but has served almost two years in the Army Reserves
Education: Bachelor of Science in air traffic management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Master of Business Arts from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; and a Master of Science in operations research from Florida Institute of Technology
Marital status: Married (for nine months)
Activities/hobbies: Running, reading, swimming, and enjoying time with family
Favorite movie: Men of Honor
Favorite TV show: Nancy Grace
Favorite band: Army Band
Favorite thing about working for the Army: I am an officer in the Army Resrve and one of my primary tasks is taking care of troops. Hence, working for the Army as a civilian allows me to take care of troops, not only on a one-weekened-a-month basis, but on a daily basis
What made you want to work for the Army: I see the Army as a transformational unit… always changing in technology and future warfare. What better opportunity to be part of?