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Name: Jose Zapata-Ayala
Unit: 28th TES
Job: Suitability Analyst
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

If you could go back in time - what time would you go to and where? Why?
I would go back to 770 BC to get with the engineers that built the Great Wall of China. I will learn how the Chinese manage to build the wall and at the same time control the attacks from the Mongols. I might be able to teach that knowledge in the 21st century. We're still trying to decide how to build a wall across the border and stop illegal's from crossing it.

Dog or cats? Why?
Cats, because they have the skills and ability to climb, hide and launch a surprise attack, contrary to dogs that always let you know their intensions before attack.

What world landmark would you go see if you could?
The Great Wall of China because they were able to build it.

What is your most valuable material possession, why is it so special?
My hair brush, because it keeps the little bit of hair I have left in place and reminds me of better days.

Favorite book? Why is it your favorite?
The Greatest Sales Man of the World. Because it gives me motivational advise to continue through life without giving up.

What is your dream vacation?
Circumnavigate the world in a sailboat.

What are your best and worst habits?
I've got a habit of memorizing appointments and my worst habit is I tend to forget the appointments.

If you could have dinner with any three people other than your family, who would you choose? 
John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush those guys know how to PARTY!!!!

What were you listening to on your way to work this morning?
98.1 The Morning Wrap. I need to keep track with sports. I want to know every time the YANKIS lose a game that makes me happy. I also need to know how bad the GATORS, ALABAMA, LSU, AUBURN and MIAMI are going to be this season. Go NOLES!

What is the best Christmas/birthday gift you've ever received?
My first bicycle. I was six years old.

What your coworkers don't know about you?
I love to eat pasteles, morcillas, arroz con gandules y lechon asado a la varita.

What movie star do you have a crush on, now or when you were younger?
When I was younger it was Farah Fawcett from "Charlie's Angels," Linda Carter ("Wonder Woman"), Barbara Feldon (Agent 99 from "Get Smart") and Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira the Mistress of the Dark

What was the best advice your mom/dad gave you?
Look to both sides of the street before crossing.
I apply that advice every day before I draw a conclusion

If you could pay someone to do one thing from your daily routine, what would it be?
I would pay someone to take the weeds out of my yard and eliminate the mole crickets forever.

If you weren't in the Air Force, what would you be doing?
A Spanglish teacher.