Why I Serve: AMT2 Jose Gutierrez

In honor of our service’s birthday, we reached out to Coast Guard men and women and asked them to write an essay based on the prompt “Why I Serve.” Our second entry is written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Gutierrez. Gutierrez is an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Atlantic City. As an aviation maitenance technician, he inspects, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairsaircraft engines, auxiliary power units, propellers, rotor systems, power train systems and associated airframe and systems-specific electrical components.