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My Coast Guard
Commentary | April 25, 2024

Are You of Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Heritage? We Want to Hear from You!

By MyCG Staff

​Are you of Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (AANHPI) heritage? Are you willing to share a bit about yourself and your experiences? If so, DHS is gearing up for AANHPI Heritage Month and OPA HQ would love to feature your story!

If interested, send an email to no later than Friday, May 3 with:

  1. Your title/department.
  2. How long you've been with DHS.
  3. What makes you most proud about your heritage.
  4. A high-resolution photo of yourself.

Please also answer the following questions:

  1. What significance does AANHPI Heritage Month hold for you? Why is this celebration of heritage necessary?
  2. In what ways does your heritage influence the work that you do at DHS?
  3. Where are you from? How has your family shaped who you are today?
  4. As we celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month, what do you want your DHS colleagues to know, remember, or consider?
  5. Is there anything else you'd like to share?

(Note: Please provide (at least) a few sentences for each response. It is easier for us to edit down a lengthy response, than it is to follow up with you for additional info). 

Additional Requirements:

  • Please confirm that your supervisor is aware of your desired participation in this feature.
  • Please also answer YES or NO to the following: If selected, do you give us permission to share your story internally (on Connect) and externally (on social media)?

Important Note: Incomplete entries will not be considered. Additionally, you will only be contacted if selected to be profiled (if necessary). All other entries will be filed for (possible) future use.

We hope to hear from you soon!