AHERN, Thomas L., 49, is now with the European Affairs Section of State Department. He was charged by Iranian captors of working for CIA when he was narcotics control officer in Tehran, and refuses to talk about his captivity.

BARNES, Clair C., 36, is on leave from State to pursue an advanced degree at Virginia's George Mason University. Barnes, one of 11 hostages to skip first news conference last January at West Point, is often called "the mystery hostage."

BELK, William F., 44, a communications officer at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, was beaten by Iranians for escape attempt and is under psychiatric treatment to rid himself of bad dreams. "These dreams bring back only the bad parts."

BLUCKER, Robert, 53, former oil economics officer in Tehran, is now consul general of U.S. Embassy in Berlin. "It's very easy to get readjusted. The difficulty is adjusting downward to deprivation and worse."

COOKE, Donald J., 26, now with U.S. Embassy in Paris, recently married Ann Asencio, daughter of former U.S. ambassador to Colombia who was a hostage in Bogota in 1980.

DAUGHERTY, William J., 34, at State in an unrevealed role, is one of as many as six hostages the Iranians believed was working for the CIA.

ENGELMANN, Robert, 34, naval attache in Tehran, is now materiel officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. "The Navy was kind enough to find me a good job in a beautiful, peaceful part of the country."

GALLEGOS, William, 23, embassy marine guard, who said in the first Iranian television interview that hostages were well-treated, was later slugged in the mouth in a bar in his hometown of Pueblo, Colo. He is soon to enroll at the University of Southern Colorado.

GERMAN, Bruce W; 45, budget officer in Tehran, is now in European Bureau, administrative branch of State, where he will be at least another year because "I'm not anxious" for another overseas assignment. "I'm sorry it happened but I'm looking ahead," German says about his captivity. I have a new perspective. I don't plan for the future. I live each day as it comes and enjoy it as much as I can."

ILLETTE, Duane, 25, Navy intelligence specialist suspected by Iranians of working for CIA, now a student at Franklin & Marshall College in homestate of Pennsylvania. "At times, I wonder if it ever really happened."

GOLACINSKI, Alan B., 31, security officer in Tehran, now a student at National War College in Washington where he expects reassignment in June. "I'm doing fine."

GRAVES, John E., 53, works at State's International Communications Agency, has written a book about hostage experience he calls "Maybe Tonight" which State refuses to authorize. Hangs up on reporters. "I'm not interested in the questions you're going to ask."

HALL, Joseph M., 32, Army warrant officer on leave to pursue a degree in international relations at University of Maryland.

HERMENING, Kevin J., 22, youngest hostage, who will enroll next month at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. The former Marine guard has given 450 speeches and scheduled 10 more in next few weeks. "Sometimes, I get sick of it. I'm looking forward to being myself, not Kevin Hermening, the former hostage."

HOHMAN, Donald R., 39, Army sergeant married to a German and stationed at 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, underwent psychiatric treatment after he broke down at the Mardi Gras last year. "I started dripping tears in my soup at a restaurant in Bourbon Street and I didn't know why."

HOLLAND, Leland J., 54, Army colonel who was chief of security in Tehran, now works in office of Chief of Staff of Army Intelligence.

HOWLAND, Michael H., 35, one of four hostages to get or seek a divorce, is one of three foreign service officers held capitive at the foreign ministry in Tehran separate from other hostages. "Two weeks after I got back, my appendix ruptured. These things happen. They're part of your life."

JONES, Charles A., Jr., 41, the only black hostage not released early with other blacks, is now vice consul at U.S. Consulate in Vancouver and divorcing his wife of 19 years. He is writing a book but turns down speaking engagements. "I just want my privacy, that's all."

KALP, Malcolm K., 43, beaten by Iranians after escape attempt, is getting divorce, and is back at State as international programs officer. "Psychologically, I'm back to normal but I'm very hostile to Khomeini and his followers."

KENNEDY, Moorhead, Jr., 51, one of two diplomats retired from foreign service, is now director of the Cathedral Peace Institute in New York where he's also raising money with wife Louisa to finish Cathedral of St. John the Divine. "I want to make Americans more aware of the gaps in our foreign policy thinking. Like in Iran, where not enough attention was paid to this phenomenon called religion."

KEOUGH, William, 51, director of intergovernmental services at Department of Education, was in Tehran on leave from International School in Pakistan when taken hostage. "Outside of the boredom and loneliness, the worst part of our captivity was knowing we were getting mail and never getting any."

KIRTLEY, Steven W., 23, a Marine sergeant who starts drill instructor school in San Diego this month. "I'm real fidgety all the time so doing this (DI school) will be good."

KOOB, Kathryn, 47, one of two women hostages who did not gain early release, is now at the Foreign Press Center in New York where she turns down interviews. "It's still incredible to me that when I go somewhere, there is still press. They are still there and still want to ask question."

KUPKE, Frederick Lee, 34, still has the beard he grew in captivity, and is on his way to Bangkok where he will be a visa officer at the U.S. Embassy. "It's hard to be a hostage. It's easy to be free."

LAINGEN, Bruce L., 59, charge d'affaires in Tehran and now vice president of the National Defense University which carries rank of ambassador, was one of three hostages held most of the time in the foreign ministry away from other hostages. He is so far noncommittal to a Republican request to run for Senate seat held by Maryland Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes. "I have no intention of forgetting it (his captivity).I don't think any of us can."

LAUTERBACH, Steven M., 30, now vice consul in Lyon in France where there are "quite a few" Iranians seeking entry visas to U.S. "I'd just like to put it all behind me."

LEE, Gary, 39, now in office of operations at State, has a new outlook on life. "I used to think I wanted to become an ambassador. If it's a choice between going to a meeting at the State Department and speaking with a group of students, I'll go talk to the students."

LEWIS, Paul E., 24, Marine sergeant now enrolled at University of Illinois where he has part-time job selling insurance for his uncle.

LIMBERT, John W., Jr., 38, graduate of Harvard on leave until 1983 from State to teach political science at Naval Academy in Annapolis. "My students are always asking me questions. Like, who were those people who took you hostage? How was the embassy taken? Why wasn't there armed resistance? Where does Khomeini get his strength? I try to answer as well as I can."

LOPEZ, James Michael, 23, Marine sergeant who delayed Iranian takeover by throwing tear gas grenades in their path, is now in Washington after serving as embassy guard in Helsinki the past eight months. "We were pawns. We come back and they treat us like heroes. It's hard to handle."

MCKEEL, John D., Jr., 28, Marine sergeant sent across the country on a recruitment drive after his return, is now serving in Memphis at the Marine Air Support Training Group.

METRINKO, Michael J., 35, a graduate of Georgetown University's Foreign Service School on leave from State to attend Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, is one of several diplomat hostages who turned down new foreign post to study and think things over. He had been overseas since 1968 and felt he "knew more about the Middle East than I did about America."

MIELE, Jerry J., 43, embassy communications officer in Tehran, is now back of Office of Communications for State.

MOELLER, Michael, 30, gunnery sergeant at Quantico Marine Base and now divorced, was threatened by Iranians after they charged him with impregnating an Iranian woman who worked at the embassy in Tehran. "Strictly propaganda," he says.

MOORE, Bert C., 46, was administrative counselor in Tehran, a job he now holds at U.S. Embassy in Madrid. Iranians were convinced he was a CIA man. Says he still loves foreign service. "It's a job I like."

MOREFIELD, Richard H., 52, now attending State's Executive Seminar to hone management skills in anticipation of a new overseas assignment, possibly in Latin America where he has expertise. "The boredom was the worst. Anybody who's ever been a hostage knows that."

NEEDHAM, Paul M., 31, an Air Force captain now assigned to Strategic Air Command Headquarters in Omaha. "I used to be a long-range planner but this experience pointed out to me how fragile that link to the future is."

ODE, Robert, 66, retired from State and now living in Sun City West, Ariz. "I've enjoyed being a celebrity but I'm waiting for the day when somebody will say, 'Ode who?'"

PERSINGER, Gregory A., 24, Marine sergeant reassigned to embassy duty in Jakarta. "I'm not scared for his safety," says his mother in Seaford, Del. "If that's what he wants to do, I think that's fine."

PLOTKIN, Jerry, 47, is an out-of-work Los Angeles businessman who was the only civilian captured in Tehran. He's bitter about being excluded from the medical benefits and compensation to be given the rest of the hostages. "A hero one day and a schmuck the next," he told The Boston Globe.

QUEEN, Richard I., 30, the so-called "53rd hostage" who was released early when he developed multiple sclerosis, has already published a book called "Inside & Out-Hostage to Iran, Hostage to Myself." He's now vice consul at U.S. Embassy in London. "I must say, whenever I encounter a scruffy-looking Iranian student, I get irate."

RAGAN, Regis, 39, sergeant major assigned to U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. "Everything's going OK. Everything's fine."

ROEDER, David M., 38, an Air Force colonel, is now a student at the National War College. He had flown more than 100 combat missions in Vietnam, prompting his Iranian captors to call him "a war criminal." Says Roeder: "I'm not sure I'll ever know what it means to be normal again."

ROSEN, Barry M., 37, was press officer in Tehran, is now on leave from State's International Communication Agency as "ambassador-in-residence" at Columbia University, where he is writing a book with his wife Barbara on their hostage experience. "I do think I value things more. I'm must less concerned about what will happen tomorrow."

ROYER, William B., Jr., 50, now in the English Teaching Division of the International Communication Agency, says the toughest part of the hostage crisis was coming home to the notoriety. "But I feel it served a worthwhile purpose-it brought Americanism back to the country."

SCHAEFER, Thomas E., 51, an Air Force colonel, is now at the University of Puget Sound as ROTC officer who speaks before civic groups in Washington four times a week on "Coping with Adversity."

SCOTT, Charles, 49, retired Army colonel living in Stone Mountain, Ga., where he's writing a book, lecturing on his experience and thinking of running for Congress from Atlanta's 4th District. A veteran of two tours in Vietnam who has won the Silver and Bronze stars. "I've come out of this (Iran) a stronger person. That was my view the first day I was home and that's my view now."

SHARER, Donald A., 40, a Navy pilot who has taken command at Patuxent Naval Air Station of Fighting Squadron 11, nicknamed the "Red Rippers." Says Sharer: "The only time I get bothered is when the media calls me up and asks me questions."

SICKMAN, Rodney V., 24, embassy guard in Tehran, quit the Marines and now works as an advertising salesman at radio station KMOX-FM in St. Louis. "Everything has settled down. I'm married, I'm working, paying bills, just like everyone else."

SUBIC, Joseph, Jr., 25, an Army sergeant, is now a student at George Washington University where he was elected vice president of student council. Easily the most controversial of the hostages, Subic was denied the Meritorious Service Medal the other servicemen-hostages were given by the Pentagon. Hostages say he identified the intelligence officers, handed over diplomatic codes and revealed the presence of a secret code room in the embassy to the Iranians. Subic says he did it because the Iranians already knew it, an assertion backed by a former State psychiatrist who's treated him.

SWIFT, Elizabeth Ann, 40, chief of the embassy's political section, is now a fellow at Harvard's Center for International Affairs and one of the diplomats who turned down a good overseas assignment for time to think things over.

TOMSETH, Victor L., 40, the second-ranking diplomat among the hostages who was held apart in Tehran's Foreign Ministry (like Laingen and Howland) and now attends State's Senior Executive Seminar learning new management skills. Criticized Carter administration for allowing Tehran takeover. Large embassies in countries like Iran "are an invitation to terrorist exploitation."

WARD, Philip R., 31, a State communications specialist who served in the same role in Tehran, was hospitalized for six weeks after crying uncontrollably on the flight out of Iran and cried for weeks after finding freedom. "Everything's great now."