Name: Jerrie D. Reed, contracting officer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: Seasoned!

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Years of federal service: 8.5 years of active military duty; 14 years as a Department of the Army civilian (about 2.5 years of that with the command)

Education: Bachelor of Science in business management

Marital status: Married

Children: Two

Activities/hobbies: Church activities, spending quality time with my family, interior decorating, reading, bowling, and staying active

Favorite movie: Avatar

Favorite TV show: Joyce Meyers and the HGTV channel

Favorite band: None

Favorite thing about working for the Army: I enjoy working as a team with others to accomplish goals in support of our Warfighters.

What made you want to work for the Army: I'm prior military, and then I married a Soldier. Therefore, I've been part of the Army family for a number of years. After completing my active duty time, I decided to continue my career in the Army environment by pursuing a Department of the Army civilian position.