Sgt. Marisol Poquiz, age 22, is an automated logistics specialist with the 10th Missile Defense Battery, Shakiri Communications Site, Japan. She is responsible for records of maintenance performed, and the ordering and management of parts repair.
Originally from Temple, Texas, Poquiz joined the Army three years ago, and jumped at the opportunity to be stationed in Japan, where she has been the last six months.
Q: What do you like about Japan?
A: It’s a fascinating culture, the locals are very benevolent and caring, and it’s a beautiful land with lots to explore.
Q: So would you say this is the highlight of you career thus far?
A: Most definitely. Most would never get this opportunity, so I am making the most of it.
Q: I agree, and to be working in a foreign country nonetheless. What do you like most about working for this command?
A: The leadership. They really know how to connect with their Soldiers and to put our needs before theirs.
Q: What are your long-term goals?
A: To get my bachelor’s degree in logistics engineering.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Watch TV, hang with friends, and long walks on the beach.
Q: What is the one thing you want people to know about you?
A: I am always open to experience and learn new things.