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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Robert Parati, 355th Security Forces Squadron flight commander, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 14, 2017. Parati was a prior enlisted Airmen who applied to the Air Force Academy and commissioned through their program as a second lieutenant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen) My Air Force: A flip of a coin
After considering a college he couldn’t quite afford and a job he didn’t see escalating to a career, it came to a flip of a coin for Robert Parati to make the decision to enlist into the U.S. Air Force or the U. S. Marine Corps. As first member of his Filipino family to be born in the U.S., Parati grew up in a household structured by his mother and grandmother who emphasized the importance of taking care of family.
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