By Capt. Jack Cooperman (commander, E Co., 53rd Signal Bn., USASMDC/ARSTRAT)September 11, 2013
Name: 1st Lt. Marlon A. Colon, executive officer, E Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Okinawa, Japan
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
Joined the Army: May 2011
Route to Commission: ROTC Simultaneous Member Program
MOS: 25A -- signal officer
Education: Bachelor of Arts in history
Marital Status: Married
Activities/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends; soccer
Favorite movie: To Hell and Back
Favorite TV show: The Amazing Race
Favorite band: Linkin Park
Favorite thing about the Army: My favorite thing about being in the Army is getting the opportunity to be around professionals 24/7
What I've learned being a Soldier: One thing that I've learned as a Soldier is that there is "more than one way to skin a cat"
What inspires you to be a Soldier: Being able to shape the future leaders of America is a huge inspiration for me