Tamara L. Cottam, a general engineer in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Concepts Analysis Laboratory, tracks an SMDC-One satellite as it passes over Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Name: Tamara L. Cottam, general engineer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 23

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

Children: None

Activities/hobbies: Hiking/camping, traveling, painting

Favorite movie: I can never decide! Several I loveā€¦ 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!

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