Name: Barbara C. Dixon, chief of staff executive assistant, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 43

Hometown: Ardmore, Ala.

Years of federal service: 25 years - 21 years with USASMDC/ARSTRAT, I am homestead to the command

Education: Associate degree in business

Marital status: Happily married

Children: Two adult children - Corey and Kelsey

Activities/hobbies: Love to fish, read and spend time with family

Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV show: The Closer

Favorite band: Rascal Flatts

Favorite thing about working for the Army: Opportunity to grow personally and professionally

What made you want to work for the Army: I thrive in an environment with structure and challenges