Name: Maj. Mark A. Cobos, aide-de-camp, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 35

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Joined the Army: 2000 (this is my second time with the command -- spent three years with the 1st Space Brigade)

Route to Commission: West Point

MOS: FA40 -- Space operations officer

Education: Master of Science in geology and geophysics from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two

Activities/Hobbies: Riding bicycles with our kids, reading, and an occasional round of golf

Favorite movie: Historical documentaries

Favorite TV show: Monday night football AND Sunday night football

Favorite band: 1980s rock 'n roll

Favorite thing about the Army: Moving around our great country, learning from awesome people with diverse backgrounds, and making an impact on the course of world events makes this profession rewarding, unique and satisfying

What I've learned being a Soldier: The value of good staff work… and the power of bring experts and stakeholders together from across an organization to solve complex problems, articulate risk, and create opportunities as a team

What inspires you to be a Soldier: The people with whom I've served and the memories of those who've fallen inspire me to "Be All That I Can Be" each day