Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Tamara L. Cottam
March 27, 2013
Name: Tamara L. Cottam, general engineer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Years of federal service: Seven months (and 1.5 years with the command as a contractor)
Education: Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama-Huntsville
Marital status: Single
Activities/hobbies: Hiking/camping, traveling, painting
Favorite movie: I can never decide! Several I love… Little Miss Sunshine, Serenity, The Right Stuff
Favorite TV show: Doctor Who
Favorite band: Michael Buble
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Having a job where I can make a contribution to our Soldiers and our country's defense
What made you want to work for the Army: While in college, I was looking for a hands-on internship involving space technologies. I was surprised to find exactly that with the Army at SMDC. I loved my internship!