Name: Nicholas C. Chando, SMDC liaison to Operationally Responsive Space and Army liaison to the Space Test Program, Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Albuquerque, N.M.

Age: 50ish

Hometown: Military brat

Years of federal service: 28 years total - U.S. Air Force active duty for 24 years and four as an Department of the Army civilian

Education: Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science from the University of Southern California

Marital status: Almost engaged

Children: 1, variable

Activities/hobbies: Hot air ballooning, volleyball, soccer, biking, hiking and camping

Favorite movie: Casino Royale, Willow, Star Wars

Favorite TV show: X-Files, Bones, Babylon 5, Farscape, BSG

Favorite band: Steely Dan, Toy Matinee, Clannad

Favorite thing about working for the Army: Bringing new capability and utility to the front line

What made you want to work for the Army: The opportunity to advance Army space and increase joint operations while decreasing the cost of those systems