Soldier spotlight: Meet Staff Sgt. Hilario Ordonez

ISAF Joint Command
Story by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace

Date: 08.06.2013
Posted: 08.06.2013 03:29
News ID: 111401
Meet Staff Sgt. Hilario Ordonez

<b>Name:</b> Hilario Ordonez<br /> <b>Duty title:</b> Communications operations noncommissioned officer in charge<br /> <b>Unit:</b> 57th Signal Company<br /> <b>Home:</b> Killeen, Texas<br /> <b>Age:</b> 29<br /> <b>Hometown:</b> Clouts, NM<br /> <b>Joined the military:</b> 2007<br /> <b>Basic training location:</b> Fort Jackson<br /> <b>MOS:</b> 25B information technology specialist<br /> <b>Education:</b> Associate degree<br /> <b>Marital status:</b> Married<br /> <b>Children:</b> 2<br /> <b>Activities/hobbies:</b> Playing guitar/video games<br /> <b>Favorite movie:</b> Step Brothers<br /> <b>Favorite TV show:</b> Dexter<br /> <b>Favorite band:</b> Metallica<br /> <b>Favorite thing about the military:</b> Traveling<br /> <br /> <b>What I've learned being a soldier:</b> Being in the military is not always easy. <br /> <br /> <b>What inspires you to be a soldier:</b> I love serving my county and having pride in my career.<br /> <br /> <b>How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations?</b> 2 times 09-10 Afghanistan, 12-13 Afghanistan<br /> <br /> <b>What's this deployment been like for you?</b> 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.<br /> <br /> <b>What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting?</b> I like how we are working alongside the coalition forces. You get to meet many different people from different countries.<br /> <br /> <b>What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family?</b> I miss the food and spending time with my family.