February 28, 2023 – The Department of Defense in the Western Pacific Mark D. Cruz, Regional Environmental Coordinator, Joint Region Marianas, COMNAVMAR, SMO EV – Guam, CNMI, Palau, FSM Mark Cruz discussed the different Department of Defense responsibilities and priorities in the region beginning with supporting economic, political, and social stability. Specific focus in this presentation revolves around priorities and projects in the FSM and Palau. View the PPT Presentation on Mark’s work and the overarching Dept. of Defense and COMNAVMAR role in the Western Pacific. Questions? Federal partners may reach out to Mark Cruz directly at Mark.Cruz@FE.navy.mil.