Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Lt. Col. Dillard "Wes" Young
March 20, 2013
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.
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
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