Name: Jeff A. Compton, chief, Reagan Test Site Range Safety, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 45

Hometown: Cullman, Ala.

Years of federal service: 23 years -- 16 with command; seven with Missile Defense Agency)

Education: Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering

Marital status: Married

Children: Three

Activities/hobbies: Football, soccer, electronics, and reading

Favorite movie: Princess Bride

Favorite TV show: Gilligan's Island

Favorite band: Audio Adrenaline

Favorite thing about working for the Army: The sense of pride and accomplishment at the completion of a missile test

What made you want to work for the Army: The challenging nature of the work