Army Pvt. Alejandro Valadez arrived for duty at the 1st Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
Valadez is a cavalry scout assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The private second class has served in the military for one year. He is the son of Alejandro and Cecilion Valadez Sr. of Socorro, N.M. Valadez graduated in 2008 from Socorro High School.