Capt. Nicholas Simmons, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam commander, and Capt. Robert Kistner, the incoming commander, traveled to Palau for brief yet impactful introductions and to express gratitude for the support received during Capt. Simmons' tenure as commander meeting with National Security Coordinator Ms. Jen Anson and U.S. Naval colleague Cmdr. Brendan Kruse, COFA security cooperation officer on May 14, 2024. The team completed a vital weeklong mission in the Republic of Palau, setting the stage for future collaboration and bolstering safe maritime navigation and security. This visit, in response to a request from Palau Marine Transportation, focused on an Aids to Navigation (ATON) Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE). (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Tags: KLE, ATON, SMEE, Palau, COFA
Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard  |  VIRIN: 240514-G-G0020-3985.JPG