Interior names new Guam field representative


The Department of the Interior has named Dong Hun Choe as its new Guam Field Representative.

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Guam Field Representative has been a long-vacant, federal position on Guam and it has now been filled.

“In a strong show of support for Guam, Secretary Bernhardt and I are pleased, on behalf of the Trump Administration, to fill the OIA Guam Field Representative position that has been vacant for nearly a decade,” said Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech. “The field representative, representing OIA, has an important responsibility to help liaise between the Government of Guam and other federal partners on issues of importance to both the federal government and Guam. We look forward to strengthening our working relations with the government and the people of Guam.”

Mr.Dong Hun Choe, who was born and raised on Guam and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, is the new Guam Field Representative for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs. Choe has over ten years of experience working in the government of Guam, both in the executive and legislative branches, as well as with the Guam Economic Development Authority. Choe is involved in many civic organizations on Guam. Mr. Choe was competitively selected through the federal government’s hiring process.

The Office of Insular Affairs operates from Interior’s headquarters in Washington, DC, and maintains a regional office in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, OIA currently maintains offices in American Samoa, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, in the Federated States of Micronesia, and in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

(DOI News Release)