Name: Ralph E. Mayer, contract administrator, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Years of federal service: Civilian - 9 years; military - 4 years (with USASMDC/ARSTRAT since May 2009)

Education: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management; soon to have Master of Business Arts in program management and technology management

Marital status: Married

Children: Two - boy and a girl

Activities/hobbies: College football, used to officiate high school football and wrestling and competitive soccer

Favorite movie: Notting Hill

Favorite TV show: Cheers

Favorite band: Violent Femmes, Oingo Boingo, The Smiths

Favorite thing about working for the Army: I get to live on Kwajalein

What made you want to work for the Army: I had worked for the Air Force and the Missile Defense Agency. I decided that I needed to live on Kwaj plus have a Department of the Army civilian experience.