By Capt. Ryan Richard (49th MDB)June 13, 2012
Name: 2nd Lt. Melkart F. Hawi, sensor operator, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Fort Greely, Alaska
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Joined the Army: May 2002
Route to Commission: Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga., and then Officer Candidate School
MOS: 14A -- Air defense artillery
Education: Pursing a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern studies
Marital Status: Married
Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, backpacking, shooting, camping, and jogging
Favorite movie: 300
Favorite TV show: Walking Dead, Game of Thrones
Favorite band: Bad Religion
Favorite thing about the Army: Love of the flag, America and the Constitution
What I've learned being a Soldier: It is much better than being anything else!
What inspires you to be a Soldier: Beinga leader and a modern day warrior.