Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month Escanaba Fam!
Today we highlight Damage Controlman 3rd Class Enrique Payan:
What’s your favorite part about your job?
“Learning all the trades, working in a tight knit shop where we bounce ideas off each other, and making sure everyone onboard is safe.”
Where are you from?
“I was born in Monterey Park, CA, and raised in Oregon. Im a Pacific Northwest lover! I love to snowboard, riding my motorcycle, hiking the beautiful trails of Oregon, my favorite team is the Portland Trailblazers.”
Advice for those who want to follow in your footsteps?
“More people should go DC because it’s the smallest rate in the Coast Guard. If you looking working with your hands, if you’re a problem solver, like to work hard, or are interested in firefighting, go DC”
Tell us about yourself:
“I’m proud to be Mexican-American. Growing up, my family was super tight knit. You create similar tight knit bonds with your shipmates. As a Latino in the CG, you have many opportunities to share your culture. I’m one of the Spanish translators onboard and I’m glad to help where I can. I’m proud to be both Mexican and American, I get to make my Mexican family proud while also serving the country I was born in.”
Thank you for sharing DC3🇲🇽