By Ms. Carrie E David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)June 17, 2010
Name: Staff Sgt. David Padilla, Delta Detachment, 1st Space Company, Joint Tactical Ground Station, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Japan
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Joined the Army: July 2001
Basic Training Location: Fort Sill, Okla.
MOS: 14J - early warning system operator (primary); 14R - Bradley linebacker crewmember (secondary)
Education: Pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice
Marital Status: Married to Maria
Children: Serenity, 5
Activities/Hobbies: Playing "Call of Duty" online, snowboarding, golfing, family time
Favorite movie: Old School
Favorite TV show: Modern Family
Favorite band: Most bands
Favorite thing about the Army: Training and helping out Soldiers and their families.
What I've learned being a Soldier: Hard work and dedication pay off - always!
What inspires you to be a Soldier: Serving my country and doing the right thing.