Name: Sgt. 1st Class Curtis A. Parker, detachment noncommissioned officer in charge, Detachment C, 1st Space Company, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Osan Air Base, Korea

Age: 40

Hometown: Fayettville, N.C.

Joined the Army: September 1989

Basic Training Location: Fort Bliss, Texas

MOS: 14H - Air defense enhanced early warning operator

Education: Associate degree in general studies

Marital Status: Married

Children: Six, from 23 years old to 6 years old, and one grandchild

Activities/Hobbies: Music and trying to sing

Favorite movie: Friday and Naked Gun

Favorite TV show: Seinfeld, The Dave Chapelle Show

Favorite band: Dave Hollister

Favorite thing about the Army: Taking care of Soldiers

What I've learned being a Soldier: Soldiers always look up to leaders, no matter what

What inspires you to be a Soldier: Going to post as a teenager seeing paratroopers jumping out of aircrafts and around the city