Name: Alfredo P. Bernal, operations analyst, Company B, 53rd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Fort Meade, Md.

Age: 42

Hometown: Panama City, Panama

Years of federal service: Eight years of active duty; two years as a Department of the Army civilian (but with SMDC for 17 years)

Education: Bachelor's degree in music

Marital status: Married

Children: One

Activities/hobbies: Following the Orioles and Ravens, music

Favorite movie: Eternal Amadeus

Favorite TV show: Archer

Favorite band: Soda Stereo

Favorite thing about working for the Army: It's like one big family

What made you want to work for the Army: The family atmosphere