Staff Sgt. Carlos Espada
Contracting noncommissioned officer, 901st Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas

Describe your professional/education background:
I have been in the contracting field for 16 months. I will complete my bachelor's degree in business management in the summer of 2015.

Tell us more about yourself:
I am from Queens, New York, but I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. I have been married to my wife, Odalis, for eight years. We have a son, Eli Xavier and a teacup Yorkie named LuLu. I enjoy going to the gym, watching mixed martial arts and doing recreational activities with my son.

How does your job support the Soldier?
My job supports the Soldier by providing supplies and service to support their mission.