Advance Approval Now Required for All Guests Wanting to Go To Navy Exchange & Commissary

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Guam – The Commanding Officer of Naval Base Guam, Captain Richard Wood, today [Wednesday] an advance approval policy for all guests accompanying authorized patrons at both the Naval Base Guam Navy Exchange and the Naval Base Guam Orote Point Commissary.
This policy is effective as of Thursday, November 11, 2010, throughout the holidays and until further notice in order to minimize congestion in the stores.

Authorized patrons wishing to escort a guest may mail their letter of request to the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Base Guam, PSC 455 Box 152, FPO AP 96540-1000 or submit in person to the Administration Department, Building 3190, Office of the Commanding Officer, Naval Base Guam.

Letters should include the name, rank, (as applicable), status, (active duty, reserve, retiree, civilian) command (if appropriate), contact information of the authorized shopper, name of the guest, justification for the need to sponsor a guest, the date of the visit, and which store (i.e. Exchange or Commissary) is to be visited. A separate letter of request is required for each visit with a guest and for each store even if both stores are being visited on the same date. Letters of request without all required information will be denied.  

If the authorized shopper is a dependent, then the letter should include the name, rank, status, and command (if appropriate), of the active duty sponsor or retiree.  

Requestors should allow at least five working days from the date of Navy’s receipt for processing.  Letters approving or disapproving the guest request will be mailed unless directed in the letter of request to be held for pickup.

Store personnel will collect the authorization letter when the authorized patron presents the letter and their guest’s identification.   

This policy follows the provision of restricting guests during high volume shopping periods stated in the guest policy initiated October 1, 2010.