Name: Mason Nixon, general engineer, Concepts Analysis Laboratory, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 26

Hometown: Wetumpka, Ala.

Years of federal service: One year

Education: Bachelor's degree in electrical wireless engineering from Auburn University, and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech

Marital status: Married

Children: One

Activities/hobbies: Playing acoustic guitar, water skiing, programming

Favorite movie: Primer

Favorite TV show: Community

Favorite band: Incubus

Favorite thing about working for the Army: The core function of government is national defense, and thus it is an honor for me to work to meet that end and directly support the Warfighter

What made you want to work for the Army: Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation scholarship