Soldier spotlight: Meet Pvt. Whitley Watkins

ISAF Joint Command
Story by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace

Date: 08.06.2013
Posted: 08.06.2013 03:21
News ID: 111399
Meet Pvt. Whitley Watkins

<b>Name:</b> Whitley Watkins <br /> <b>Duty title:</b> Service desk technician<br /> <b>Unit:</b> III Corps<br /> <b>Home:</b> Fort Hood, Texas<br /> <b>Age:</b> 23<br /> <b>Hometown:</b> Perry, GA<br /> <b>Joined the military:</b> August 2011<br /> <b>Basic training location:</b> Fort Jackson<br /> <b>MOS:</b> 25L cable systems installer<br /> <b>Education:</b> Currently attending college<br /> <b>Marital status:</b> Single<br /> <b>Children:</b> 0<br /> <b>Activities/hobbies:</b> Playing basketball and hanging with friends<br /> <b>Favorite movie:</b> Love & Basketball<br /> <b>Favorite TV show:</b> My Wife & Kids<br /> <b>Favorite band:</b> N/A<br /> <br /> <b>Favorite thing about the military:</b> The learning experiences they have to offer. The many things they teach you.<br /> <br /> <b>What I've learned being a Soldier:</b> I have learned a lot from being a soldier. I learned to stay motivated and to never give up on something you really want. <br /> <br /> <b>What inspires you to be a soldier:</b> I am inspired to help people. I love helping people and want to find better ways to help. <br /> <br /> <b>How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations?</b> This is my first deployment.<br /> <br /> <b>What's this deployment been like for you?</b> Being around my III Corps family has made it really good. I love all of my battle buddies and will do anything for them.<br /> <br /> <b>What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting?</b> Getting to serve my country is what I enjoy. I love where I am working. I get to meet a lot of people other countries. They are awesome to work with.<br /> <br /> <b>What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family?</b> I miss everything about Fort Hood and the awesome food. I miss being able to go to my family when I am down and they are there to make my day better and take me shopping.