Sergeant First Class Kristina Smith is currently serving as a platoon sergeant stationed at Fort Drum, New York. She joined the U.S. Army in June 1996 in her hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa and has continued to serve on active duty since. Her assignments include Fort Polk, Louisiana; Hanau, Germany; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; Baumholder, Germany; Fort Sill, OK; and now Fort Drum, New York. She has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Kristina has also served in support of Operation Northern Watch. SFC Smith has received numerous awards and accolades over her career. She is a former U.S. Army Drill Sergeant who graduated as a member of the Commandantís list at the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She was selected as the Distinguished Leadership Graduate of her PLDC Class 08-01 and graduated as a member of the Commandantís list of her SLC Class 002-11. She was selected as the 21st Theater Support Command Soldier of the Year 2001 in U.S. Army Europe. She was also selected as the Division Level II NCO of the 2nd QTR FY 05 by the 17th Aviation Brigade in United States Forces Korea. She is the proud mother of her teenage son Daniel. Her family enjoys traveling to new and exciting places.