Five days after President Morgan Clark issued his martial law decree, Montoya announced that he would not implement the order. In response to Montoya's act of defiance, Clark ordered Earthgov forces to bomb civilian targets on the Mars Colony, stating that the attacks would continue until the Mars Provisional Government acceded to martial law. This in turn spurred the colonies at Orion VII Proxima III and the Earth Alliance Station Babylon 5 to declare independence from the Earth Alliance in protest over the bombings.
- Montoya was never seen but was mentioned in ISN news reports. Since he was never seen or mentioned again it's possible he was arrested and/or killed during the ensuing rebellion.
- Since Mars (like Babylon 5 at the time) was under an Earthforce military governorship it's not clear if Montoya may have been a member of Earthforce, an Earthgov Official or even a Martian born citizen.