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FORT LEE, VA. -- Name: Judith Steele 

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Length of federal service: “Since 2004 in civilian service. Served in the Army Reserve from 1976-2013.”

Where you work: “Military Personnel Service, Garrison Human Resources Directorate.”

Job duties: “I’m a quality assurance evaluator for the contractors who work at the Soldier Support Center. I serve as a security manager and a trusted agent for contractors.”

What do you love most about your job? “I love all of the interactions with so many people.”

What do you consider your greatest achievement? “My Army service. I was in logistics as a 92-Yankee. I started in personnel as a clerk typist.”

What do you expect from your leaders? “Integrity.”

Where would you most like to live? “Where I am right now.”

When and where were you happiest? “Today and living here in this area.”

Do you have any pet peeves? “Improper grammar. It is like nails on a chalkboard to me.”

Which historical figure do you most identify with? “Charlemagne. He was one of the first emperors, rulers or kings – he kind of had all those roles – who was known for his benevolence. Throughout history, we have been consumed with conquering and subjugating people. Here is someone who built an empire off of benevolence. At the time, religion was the government. He started to separate that. He showed you don’t have to kill everyone that you conquer.”

What is your greatest extravagance? “Purses and shoes.”

What’s your motto? “The Golden Rule. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’”

Who is your role model and why? “My mother, who was born in 1917. She passed at age 97. She was born during World War II, before women could vote. It’s incredible to think about the extent of things she saw. Space exploration. A man on the moon. How could you have foreseen this when you look at what a tank looked like in WWI? She was very family focused. She supported my father’s career (Army).”

What is it that you most dislike? “Canned peas. Pea soup.”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? “I love to drive.”

What are your future aspirations? “To enjoy my retirement.”