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

Age: 27

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.