Name: Jimmie L. Sherode, budget analyst, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala. (He ran the supply room as a civilian from June 2000 to February 2005. He returned to USASMDC/ARSTRAT in July 2005 on a two-year internship as a financial management specialist in G8.)

Age: 40

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Years of federal service: Civilian - 9 years; military - 11 years

Education: Bachelor of Arts

Marital status: Married

Children: Two stepchildren - Kiona, 25, and Freedom, 22

Activities/hobbies: Poetry, percussion (conga drum), singing in a reggae band

Favorite movie: Godfather (trilogy), Lord of the Rings (trilogy), and Transformers 1 and 2

Favorite TV show: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Martin

Favorite band: Kush (reggae band)

Favorite thing about working for the Army: Knowing what I do has the ability to support the Warfighter and my country in a positive manner.

What made you want to work for the Army: It was my opportunity to get out of my environment, discover what I'm made of, challenge myself, and find a career.