Name: Ivens N. Jean, operations research analyst, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.

Age: 28

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Years of federal service: 1 week as a Department of the Army civilian, but has served almost two years in the Army Reserves

Education: Bachelor of Science in air traffic management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Master of Business Arts from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; and a Master of Science in operations research from Florida Institute of Technology

Marital status: Married (for nine months)

Children: None

Activities/hobbies: Running, reading, swimming, and enjoying time with family

Favorite movie: Men of Honor

Favorite TV show: Nancy Grace

Favorite band: Army Band

Favorite thing about working for the Army: I am an officer in the Army Resrve and one of my primary tasks is taking care of troops. Hence, working for the Army as a civilian allows me to take care of troops, not only on a one-weekened-a-month basis, but on a daily basis

What made you want to work for the Army: I see the Army as a transformational unit… always changing in technology and future warfare. What better opportunity to be part of?