Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Command Sgt. Maj. Russ A. Hamilton
August 29, 2012
Name: Command Sgt. Maj. Russ A. Hamilton, command sergeant major, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hometown: Longmont, Colo.
Joined the Army: July 1986
Basic Training Location: Fort Knox, Ky.
MOS: 19K -- armor; 14G -- air defense artillery
Education: Pursuing a bachelor's degree in homeland security; associate degree in general studies; graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy
Marital Status: Married
Activities/Hobbies: Football, working on classic cars
Favorite movie: Patton (what else would an armor cavalry watch?), Blackhawk Down, and just for fun, Pirates of the Caribbean
Favorite TV show: NCIS and Sports Center
Favorite band: Pick a heavy metal "hair band" from the 80s and I probably listen to them!!!
Favorite thing about the Army: The brotherhood and camaraderie of being a Soldier
What I've learned being a Soldier: Perseverance, resiliency when facing life's challenges
What inspires you to be a Soldier: Serving a cause that is greater than my personal needs