Name: Sgt. Jacob W. Steddum, satellite controller, Company D, 53rd Signal Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Age: 27

Hometown: Athens, Texas

Joined the Army: January 2010

Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.

MOS: 25S -- satellite communication systems operator maintainer

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin

Marital Status: Married

Children: None

Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, camping, sailing and traveling

Favorite movie: Unforgiven

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

Favorite band: Led Zeppelin

Favorite thing about the Army: Getting paid to shoot guns and go running

What I?'ve learned being a Soldier: How to ?"embrace the suck."

What inspires you to be a Soldier: Remembering that I serve the citizens and the founding principles of the United States