Recently returned from a six-month deployment in Kuwait, Silentip LeRoy, a contract specialist assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command - Presidio of Monterrey, Calif., has served a total of 23 years with the Department of Defense.

An Army veteran, LeRoy served four years as a Russian linguist voice/signal interceptor and intelligence analyst prior to hanging up the uniform.

It was 26 years ago that she was first introduced to the Monterrey landscape while a student of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

A self-proclaimed "gym rat," LeRoy enjoys working out and hopes someday to return to the bodybuilding circuit. Her last competition was 16 years ago at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

She has a son, Christopher, who is currently stationed with the Army at Fort Polk, La., and a grandson, Aiden.

LeRoy supports all Installation Management Command customers with responsive, appropriate and professional contracting support to ensure mission success.