“The most important thing about being a signal leader is to make sure you know your equipment: how it works, how to maintain it, and how to use it in the field,” said Spc. Christian Flores with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

With the passion that Spc. Flores talks about his job as a signal support systems specialist, it is hard to believe that prior to the Army, he received a degree not in computer systems or information operations but in psychology. It is a “different form of communication,” as Flores said.

While he did look at behavioral health professions, he was excited to join the signal corps and take his next step in becoming a U.S. Army Soldier.

“I like the team we work for; it’s greater than ourselves,” Flores said. “ It’s good to have company when you are struggling with something work-wise or personal-wise. You can have friendship and teamwork so that you end up enjoying your job while you do it.”