Chiyyaraths
Shanmukhan V. Chiyyarath and Ulpala L. Chiyyarath, to the left, pose in a composite image with their daugter, Kairali, son-in-law, Dr. Sreedhar Samudrala, and their two granddaughters, Sithara and Savitha.

Name: Shanmukhan V. Chiyyarath, operations research analyst, and Ulpala L. Chiyyarath, general engineer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: N/A

Hometown: Madison, Ala.
Him: Born in Trichur, Kerala, India
Her: Born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Years of federal service:
Him: 29 years (25 years with the command, and four years as a professor of engineering at ALMC School of Engineering and Logistics, Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas, with an additional year as a contractor)
Her: 25 years (25 years with the command, and half a year as an instructor of engineering at ALMC School of Engineering and Logistics, Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas)

Education:
Him: Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering (Kerala, India), Master of Science in mechanical engineering (Texas), and a doctorate in mechanical engineering and operations research (Texas)
Her: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (Kerala, India), Master of Science in civil engineering (Kerala, India), and a Master of Engineering in civil engineering (Texas A&M)

Marital status: Married

Children: One, two grandchildren

Activities/hobbies:
Him: Volunteering with AshaKiran, an organization to empower the South Asian community in North Alabama, and with Huntsville India Classical Performing Arts, an organization promoting Indian classical music and arts; travelling; and photography
Her: Volunteering with AshaKiran, an organization to empower the South Asian community in North Alabama, and with Huntsville India Classical Performing Arts, an organization promoting Indian classical music and arts; and travelling

Favorite movie:
Him: Godfather
Her: Gone With the Wind

Favorite TV show:
Him: Daily Show
Her: Everybody Loves Raymond

Favorite band:
Him: None
Her: None

Favorite thing about working for the Army:
Him: People
Her: I am proud to be working for the Army to support our nation in the defense area

What made you want to work for the Army:
Him: In the beginning, it was a job. After coming to SMDC and learning more about the Soldier and what they do to protect the nation, I am proud to be working for the Army.
Her: Supporting the Warfighter and job security

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