By Rachel Griffith (SMDC/ARSTRAT)June 27, 2012
Name: Staff Sgt. Oscar Hernandez, platoon sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hometown: Anahuac, Texas
Joined the Army: June 1994
Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.
MOS: 25S - satellite communications systems operator maintainer
Education: 61 credit hours at Evergreen College
Marital Status: Married
Activities/Hobbies: Founder of non-profit basketball organization, Empire Basketball Club, and play and coach basketball
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
Favorite band: Queen
Favorite thing about the Army: The opportunity to interact with someone new daily
What I've learned being a Soldier: Being a Soldier means having a willingness to leave behind the familiar in order to do what needs to be done. Not being afraid to do something that you are uncomfortable with.
What inspires you to be a Soldier: Soldiers -- being in a position to develop and mentor Soldiers to be future Army leaders