Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Contreras-Bozak joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). The unit was later named the Women's Army Corps (WAC).
At that time, the Army was in need of bilingual women to work in cryptology, communications, and interpretation. Because of her ability to speak five languages (Spanish, English Portuguese, Italian, and French), she was appointed to the 149th Company and served as an interpreter.
Captain Cubero continues to mentor Hispanic and Latino American Air Force cadets. She also remains steadfast in her commitment to community service. For her outstanding contributions to her community, she was awarded the 1991 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Pioneer Award.
Quoting Andrea N. Goldstein (She/her/hers) from
My time on the Hill has come to a close (for now). I am profoundly grateful I had this opportunity to serve the American people, particularly our nation’s 2 million #womenveterans. I had amazing bosses in Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA-41) and Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) on @VetAffairsDems & #WomenVetsTaskForce.