Me: How did you end up here (Hawaii)?
Erving Otero-Chiclana: I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, FL. I joined the Army about 5 years ago. I’ve been here in Hawaii on TDY for about a year now.
Me: What are some things you love about serving in the Army?
Erving Otero-Chiclana: Being a paratrooper! I’ve been on 3 tours to Afghanistan and hey, I got to jump out of a helicopter and right into the middle of the ocean! Also, one of the best things about being in the Army is about knowing that we are able to make a change in the world. No regrets there.
Me: The most beautiful place you’ve been to?
Erving Otero-Chiclana: Next to Hawaii, it’s a tie between New Zealand and Thailand.
Me: The most trouble you’ve been in?
Erving Otero-Chiclana: I have to say it was when I was at Ft Bragg…part of being with the wrong crowd.
Me: What would you want your family to know about you?
Erving Otero-Chiclana: Just for the impact I’ve made on my family and how important they are to me. I hope they’ll know that anything and everything I’ve ever done was for them. I just want them to be proud of me.