Name: Sgt. Maj. David M. Poehlein, operations sergeant major, G-3, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 48

Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.

Joined the Army: July 1983

Basic Training Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

MOS: 14Z -- Air defense artillery sergeant major

Education: Master of Business Arts in human resources and information technology management

Marital Status: Engaged

Children: Three

Activities/Hobbies: Golf, bicycling and computers

Favorite movie: Land of the Lost

Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory

Favorite band: Zac Brown Band

Favorite thing about the Army: Meeting new people and learning new things

What I've learned being a Soldier: Resiliency

What inspires you to be a Soldier: The opportunity to serve our great nation