Name: Sgt. Carlos A. Gonzalez, military police, Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Fort Greely, Alaska

Age: 33

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Joined the Army: June 2003

Basic Training Location: Fort Leonardwood, Mo.

MOS: 31B -- military police

Education: Two years of college

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two

Activities/Hobbies: Play and watch sports

Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings

Favorite TV show: 24

Favorite band: Chicago

Favorite thing about the Army: Knowing I'm helping others

What I've learned being a Soldier: The importance of discipline and trust

What inspires you to be a Soldier: Serving my nation