Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Carlos Melendez
December 5, 2012
Name: Carlos Melendez, information technology specialist, G-6, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Years of federal service: 14 years (11 years active duty Air Force, three years as a federal civilian)
Education: Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Master of Science in computer science, Master of Arts in aviation
Marital status: Married for almost 26 years
Children: Three boys
Activities/hobbies: Advanced computer technologies, camping, hiking, firearms building and target practice, home remodeling, and auto mechanics
Favorite movie: Acts of Valor, Atlas Shrugged, Star Trek, Expendables
Favorite TV show: Burn Notice, Grey's Anatomy, Battlestar Galactica
Favorite band: Early Beatles and Spanish guitar
Favorite thing about working for the Army: A chance to learn leading edge technologies and execute them in record time, because strangely, that is fun for me
What made you want to work for the Army: Opportunity to work with command wide complex applications and finding new more effective/efficient ways to support our mission and the best people on earth!