Young
Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, promotes Lt. Col. Dillard "Wes" Young, secretary of the general staff, with the help of Young's mother, Lila Smith Young, and wife, Dr. Erica Slate Young, during a ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters April 4.

Name: Lt. Col. Dillard "Wes" Young, secretary of the general staff, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.

Age: 39

Hometown: Boone, N.C.

Joined the Army: 1991

Route to Commission: ROTC first (for one year) at Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala.; then U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

MOS: Armor branch; FA40 -- space operations

Education: Bachelor of Science in history from USMA; Master of Science in public administration from John Jay College; Master of Science in military operational arts and sciences from Air University

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two

Activities/Hobbies: Bowling

Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings (trilogy)

Favorite TV show: The Mentalist

Favorite band: Foo Fighters

Favorite thing about the Army: The opportunity to lead, teach, and train while being a part of a team

What I've learned being a Soldier: I've learned that you can really surprise yourself with what you are able to accomplish

What inspires you to be a Soldier: I've always enjoyed doing it; Having fun is inspiration enough

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