Hispanic Americans - 1990s



Hispanic Americans served in the last decade of the Twentieth Century participating in military operatons such as Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

Reflecting the broad reach of service, Hispanic Americans could be found in all ranks and specialities such as Chaplains, Weapons Officers, Career Counselors, Civil Engineering Corps and Navy Medical Corps officers.

Both Hispanic men and women served with distinction such as then Lieutenant Commander Kathleen Contres, USN. In 2002, Contres would become the highest-ranking Hispanic female line officer in the U.S. Navy. During her career, Captain Contres has been an advocate for Hispanics and what they can achieve by joining the U.S. Navy.

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Photo #: DN-SC-91-05880 (Color)

Lance Corporal Sidney Aviz, USMC

Photograph of Lance Corporal Aviz was taken during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, 1991.

Department of Defense Still Media Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 106953-KN (Color)

Commander Michael Diaz, CHC, USN

Catholic Chaplain Commander Diaz delivers a short prayer at morning mass in the Naval Air Station Chapel at San Diego, California, October 1993.
Photographer: PH2 Clayton Farrington, USN.

U.S. Naval Historicy and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: DN-ST-94-02151 (Color)

Commander Ray Ramierz, USN

Commander Ramirez, the weapons officer of Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California looks over assignments of weapons personnel at his desk in his office, October 1993.
Photographer: PH1 Steven Cooke, USN.

Department of Defense Still Media Photograph.

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Photo #: DN-ST-94-02159 (Color)

Lieutenant Commander Kathleen Contres, USN

Informal portrait of Lieutenant Commander Contres, Officer in Charge, Personnel Support Detachment, Naval Station Long Beach. Lieutenant Commander Contres was also the career counselor and advised Hispanic personnel on the many new opportunities available to them at that time in the U.S. Navy, circa 1993. In 2002, she became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Navy when she was promoted to Captain.
Photographer: JOC Gloria Montgomery, USN.

Department of Defense Still Media Photograph.

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Photo #: DN-SC-95-00029 (Color)

Airman Mary Garcia, USN

Airman Garcia was a plane captain for Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126). She is standing next to a TA-4J Skyhawk at Naval Air Station, Miramar, California, November 1994.
Photographer: PH3 Jason Marzini, USN.

Department of Defense Still Media Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 106949-KN (Color)

Lieutenant Rick R. Rodriguez, USN

Photographed while serving as Officer in Charge of Construction Battalion Unit Four Hundred Eleven (CBU-411) in 1995.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 106954-KN (Color)

Commander Jack Menendez, USN

Photographed while serving as Commanding Officer, Naval Special Warfare Unit Eight in 1995.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 106957-KN (Color)

Lieutenant Commander Selena A. Hernandez-Haines,USN

Photographed while Lieutenant Commander Hernandez-Haines was serving as Officer in Charge, Undersea Surveillance Detachment, Halifax, 1995.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 106958-KN (Color)

Rear Admiral Alberto Diaz, Jr., MC, USN

Photographed in 1995.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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