Diane Paton serves as the chief of the Plans and Program Division of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. Paton has served for 27.5 years, four of which were on active duty Army.

Name: Diane M. Paton, chief, C4 Plans and Programs Division, G-6, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Age: 49

Hometown: Lunenburg, Mass.

Years of federal service: 27.5 years (four years active duty Army, five years at Network Enterprise Technology Command, and 18.5 years at SMDC)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in biology, Master of Business Arts in management, and a Master of Science in telecommunications

Marital status: Single

Children: One daughter

Activities/hobbies: Road biking, mountain biking, skiing, gardening, watercoloring, kitting, and reading

Favorite movie: Heartburn

Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy

Favorite band: So many… Rihanna, Beyonce, John Mayer, Pink (none of them ARE a band, but they all HAVE a band!!)

Favorite thing about working for the Army: Working alongside Soldiers

What made you want to work for the Army: Two college friends had family members who loved being Department of the Army civilians. It seemed like working for the federal government would be doing something for the greater good.

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