Name: Chief Warrant Officer 2 James R. Joyner Jr., network management technician, G-6, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. (He is currently assigned to the Community-based Warrior Transition Unit-Redstone Arsenal and working for the command)

Age: 43

Hometown: Kinston, N.C.

Joined the Army: June 1986

Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, S.C.

MOS: 250N -- network management technician

Education: Working on a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two daughters, one grandchild

Activities/Hobbies: Spending time with family, hunting, fishing

Favorite movie: We Were Soldiers

Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory

Favorite band: Almost anything '80s

Favorite thing about the Army: Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes

What I've learned being a Soldier: Being a Soldier is about focusing on something bigger than myself as an individual. It's different people from all backgrounds coming together for a greater purpose, which is to preserve the "American" way of life.

What inspires you to be a Soldier: The men and women who I serve beside and the incredible resilience of those who served before me!