Chief Petty Officer Federico Sanchez poses for a photo in his Base Kodiak office where he presides over the 17th District Substance Abuse Prevention Program as a full-time prevention facilitator. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: HSC Federico Sanchez

I originally only wanted to do four years, but I fell in love with this service. Once you’re in and see all the good you do for others, it really makes you proud to be a part of a military service that it is so multi-faceted and ingrains itself in the communities we live in.