Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Diane M. Paton
October 17, 2012
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.
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.