Staff Sgt. Francisco J. Hernandez is an acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Describe your current position

As a contracting NCO here, I provide contracting support for deployed units and Joint Task Force personnel in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. More specifically, I am responsible for executing direct procurement support for counterdrug, peacekeeping, humanitarian, training and contingency missions in the Caribbean, Central America and South America. I also plan, coordinate and facilitate customers' development of requirements and execution of supply, service and minor construction contract awards.

Describe your passion for the job

My passion for my job is that contracting provides technology, supplies and services to our war fighters through responsive and innovative support.

Where do you call home? Tell us more about your family and what you enjoy doing during your spare time.

I am from San Diego, Calif. I am the oldest of three kids. My family still calls California home. In my spare time I like participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, running, wakeboarding, surfing, skiing and snowboarding.
How does your job support the Soldier?

The 51C military occupational specialty has the vital job of providing forward contracting support to ongoing warzone and humanitarian missions worldwide.

What would you like others to know about you?

I would like others to know that you can be a competitive runner at any age and still be able to perform at a high standard.