Name: Capt. Joe H. Mroszczyk, executive officer to the deputy commander for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Age: 32

Hometown: Tully N.Y.

Joined the Army: May 2004

Route to Commission: One year at the New Mexico Military Institute as preparation for the U.S. Military Academy

MOS: Field artillery (basic branch); FA40 -- space operations

Education: Bachelor of Science in computer science engineering

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two boys

Activities/Hobbies: Skiing, woodworking, golfing

Favorite movie: Braveheart

Favorite TV show: Supernatural

Favorite band: Nirvana

Favorite thing about the Army: The opportunity to work with people who are motivated to serve and generally enjoy what they do.

What I've learned being a Soldier: A positive attitude and motivation go a long way!

What inspires you to be a Soldier: My family. I work every day hoping that I might have some positive impact on their future.