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

Age: 40

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

Children: None

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.