Staff Sgt. Japhet Alverez 731st Acquisition Team contracting specialist, Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sill, Okla.Describe your current position: As a contracting specialist, I assist Soldiers in obtaining construction, supplies and service contracts.Describe your passion for the job: My job in the contracting field gives me a sense of accomplishment. I am able to make a direct impact assisting Soldiers.Where do you call home; do you have a family? I was born and raised in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, and am married with an 11-month-old son. I enjoy riding motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles.How does your job support the Soldier? Soldiers are in need of contracting actions, and I'm able to quickly turn around actions and get supplies and services to the warfighter.What would you like others to know about you? I have proudly served nine years in the military and am a very loyal and honest individual. I like to stay busy at all times, and I strongly believe in work hard-play hard.