Name: John L. Crown, operations and plans officer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Huntsville, Ala.

Age: 58

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."