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 | Published on 7/21/2016
Daniel Cruz
Provisioning Analyst, CBAIA Logistics Services


As a Provisioning Analyst for Marine Corps Systems Command at MCLB, Daniel Cruz ensures Marines have the most advanced technology and equipment to accomplish their mission.  He’s worked for the Marine Corps Systems Command since 2007.


“I am motivated knowing that my work directly affects Marines in the field,” he says. “I am driven to ensure my work and the decisions I make guarantee the safety of every Marine I support.”


Born on the small Pacific Island of Guam, he is passionate about sharing his strong Pacific Island philosophy about family. Another things he’s passionate about: providing for children in our communities, especially through the South Georgia Pop Warner organization.


“We’ve reached major milestones in our community, academically and in its diversity,” he says. You can find Daniel coaching for Pop Warner, the YMCA, at the field hosting free camps, and speaking to young children when he’s not working, especially on Saturdays. Sundays are reserved for church and meals with his family. He and his wife, Xena, have three sons, Nikko, Noa, and Napu.


With his dad as a Marine, Daniel says he was blessed to grow up in multiple states and countries – California, Hawaii, Georgia, and Japan, to name a few. He also feels blessed to have experienced his grandparents and the way they raised his parents, instilling in him the importance of a strong family.


“I would never give up the work it takes to keep my family strong and together.”