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News | Oct. 8, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Annette L. Silva

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:

Annette L. Silva. I am the Public Affairs Specialist at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California

Describe your job in a sentence:
I maintain a favorable public image for DDJC and keep my internal and external customers up to date with factual information.

How long have you worked at DLA?
I have been with DLA for 15 years but have 30 years of federal service.

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA?
My favorite thing about working for DLA is the opportunity to work with every organization across the installation as the public affairs representative.

What are your best memories of being in the DLA workforce?
My best memories is when an employee thanks me for writing about them and they are truly appreciative.

What is one thing you’d like others to know about your heritage?
We Hispanics place a strong value on family. My family means everything to me.

Why is it important to you that we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?
It is important that we not only celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month but every culture. Diversity is the key to an efficient and successful organization.