By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)January 18, 2012
Name: John L. Crown, operations and plans officer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Years of federal service: 40 years (16 years active duty, 24 years civil servant)
Education: Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy, Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College
Marital status: Married
Children: Two sons
Activities/hobbies: Adult volunteer, Boy Scouts of America
Favorite movie: Silverado
Favorite TV show: Blue Bloods
Favorite band: Simon and Garfunkel
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Sense of purpose and commitment to Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines
What made you want to work for the Army: I grew up in a service family inspired by members of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation." I still work here in what I perceive to be the next "Greatest Generation."