Name: Brenda S. Armstrong, special assistant to the commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Age: 47

Hometown: Tallassee, Ala.

Years of federal service: 22 years -20 active duty Air Force and two years as a Department of the Army civilian (most of that two years with the command and an additional 18 months with the command as a support contractor)

Education: Master of Science in military science from the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College; Master of Arts in space systems management from Webster University; and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Auburn University

Marital status: Married

Children: Two children and three step children (grown)

Activities/hobbies: Anything outdoors, tennis, walking, spending time with my family, reading

Favorite movie: Pretty Woman

Favorite TV show: The Closer

Favorite band: Too many bands to choose, but lately my favorite singer is Katy Perry

Favorite thing about working for the Army: The sense of mission and taking care of each other

What made you want to work for the Army: To continue serving and to learn more about the Army. This command has an important mission, and every day it's rewarding to keep moving the space and missile defense "ball down the field" on behalf of the Army and the U.S. Strategic Command.