We LOVE recognizing our military members from Eastern Maine!

Senior Chief Mark Malia, a native of Guilford, and who has served 17 years in the Navy, is a master-at-arms and is the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Navy Element’s senior enlisted leader, according to a press release from the Navy Office of Community Outreach.

My favorite part of being in the Navy the interaction with different people and different cultures,” says Malia. “It opens your eyes to different perspectives of life.”

As the senior enlisted leader, his job is the link between the enlisted community and the senior leaders. He represents his commander and communicates the commander's goals and direction for the command to the enlisted workforce while simultaneously representing the enlisted personnel's views and concerns to the commander.

EUCOM is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands whose area of focus spans across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The command is comprised of more than 60,000 military and civilian personnel, and is responsible for U.S. defense operations and relations with NATO and 51 countries. EUCOM continues to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones in response to evolving threats and complex challenges.

We thank Senior Chief Mark Malia for his service to our country and wish him all the best!  Be safe, sir!