News: Soldier spotlight: Meet Staff Sgt. Hilario Ordonez
Story by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace
Name: Hilario Ordonez
Duty title: Communications operations noncommissioned officer in charge
Unit: 57th Signal Company
Home: Killeen, Texas
Hometown: Clouts, NM
Joined the military: 2007
Basic training location: Fort Jackson
MOS: 25B information technology specialist
Education: Associate degree
Marital status: Married
Activities/hobbies: Playing guitar/video games
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite TV show: Dexter
Favorite band: Metallica
Favorite thing about the military: Traveling
What I've learned being a soldier: Being in the military is not always easy.
What inspires you to be a soldier: I love serving my county and having pride in my career.
How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations? 2 times 09-10 Afghanistan, 12-13 Afghanistan
What's this deployment been like for you? It’s been good. The experience from this deployment will help me further my career. It’s also introduced me to a lot of new cultures.
What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting? I like how we are working alongside the coalition forces. You get to meet many different people from different countries.
What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family? I miss the food and spending time with my family.