NEWS | Dec. 1, 2019

December Enlisted Corps Spotlight

By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Antonio Enriquez, is a unit diary clerk for Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command (MARFORSTRAT), hails from Watertown, Wisc., and has 4 years, 5 months of military service.

Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?

I administratively support all Marines assigned to USSTRATCOM. I ensure Marines assigned to USSTRATCOM are taken care of and able to fully focus on the task at hand.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work at USSTRATCOM?

I get a sense of reward knowing that I minimize stressors enabling Marines to do their job to the best of their ability. Once my job is complete, Marines don’t have to worry about problems such as pay, awards updates, policy changes, promotions, etc.

Q: What has been a challenge for you regarding your work at USSTRATCOM and how have you overcome that challenge?

One challenge I have encountered while working here is understanding how I play a part in USSTRATCOM’s mission from a service component perspective. That challenge has been overcome by understanding my role as a service component and how that plays a part in the overall mission.  

Q: What has been your most memorable experience in the military?

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Wasp. It was interesting to work closely with the Navy and see both the similarities and differences in military culture.

Q: What is the one piece of information or advice about working at USSTRATCOM that you'd pass on to new members of the USSTRATCOM team?

To be open minded about working with other branches of the military. It is very different from a service specific work environment. The mentalities of everyone may differ and it is important to realize that everyone’s military experience may vary.