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News | Oct. 4, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Roberto C. Zepeda

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the nation every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The 2021 HHM observance theme “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” focuses on the Spanish name Esperanza, meaning hope or expectation. Throughout this month, we celebrate Hispanic heritage month by reflecting on the past contributions Hispanics have made and will continue to make in the future, recognizing that we are all stronger together.

DLA Distribution is honored to highlight Hispanic Americans who work daily to provide logistics support to America’s warfighters and other federal customers.

My name is:

Roberto C. Zepeda

I am:

DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California’s Lead Transportation Assistant.

Describe your job in a sentence:

Resolving and correcting daily issues.

How long have you worked at DLA?

36 years.

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA?

Working and involvement with management and co-workers.

What are your best memories of being in the DLA workforce?

Assisting with work during the Iraq and Afghanistan era.

What is one thing you’d like others to know about your heritage?

To be proud of one’s heritage.

Why is it important to you that we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

It is important to have a facility/ depot of diverse people working together for one goal — for the warfighter.