Marissa A. Cruz

Marissa A. Cruz is a communications consultant, Navy Reserve Public Affairs Officer and part-time graduate student in Johns Hopkins University's master's in writing program. Cruz holds a B.A. in political science from Brown University where she also studied international relations. Following her passion for international affairs and communications, Cruz received a master's in public diplomacy from the University of Southern California. When not reading or writing, she enjoys running.

Recent articles from Marissa A. Cruz

The 331st  Recruiting Squadron (331st RCS) held a grand opening of a new recruiting facility in Prattville, Ala., May 13, 2015.
Family & Relationships
The Military May Not Be A Family Business Much Longer
The military as a family business faces a decline, but new recruitment techniques show promise.
A statue depicts Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, the couple who first started the Fisher House Foundation.
How One Foundation Helped Heal My Family After 9/11
While my father recovered from the severe wounds he sustained in the 9/11 attacks, my mom, sister and I were welcomed to the Fisher House family.
Here’s How The Pentagon Can Better Serve Military Families
The Department of Defense needs a standard definition of military family resilience in order to build and sustain programs to support families enduring tough times.
Military Saves Week, 'Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically'
Military Benefits
Why Service Members Should Receive Financial Literacy Training
We teach service members how to shoot guns and roll Humvees, but not how to balance their budgets.
What The Navy’s New Maternity Leave Policy Means For Recruitment And Retention Efforts
This change marks a concrete step by the Navy to address poor retention rates among female sailors.
Steve Buchanan on a ChooseVets moving job in Tacoma in 2015.
Job Envy: This Former Soldier Creates Local Job Opportunities For Fellow Vets
Steve Buchanan leveraged his business skills and military training to develop ChooseVets, an online marketplace that connects veterans with valuable work opportunities.