Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo met with Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III Tuesday in Washington.
Bordallo released the following statement on that meeting:
Bordallo Meets with PACOM Commander Admiral Samuel Locklear
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on her meeting with Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). The Congresswoman and Admiral Locklear discussed the overall realignment of military forces in the Asia-Pacific region as well as an ongoing environmental impact study of broad training capabilities for all the military services in the PACOM area of responsibility.
“Admiral Locklear continued to stress the importance of moving forward with the military build-up and re-emphasized that a forward Marine Corps presence on Guam will be critical to maintaining national security interests,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “As PACOM Commander, Admiral Locklear is working to implement the Administration’s strategy to enhance our military presence in the Asia-Pacific, and I look forward to continued discussions with him on a variety of matters, in particular, the distribution of U.S. Marine Corps forces throughout the region.
“It is important for our leaders from Guam to maintain an open dialogue with federal officials as the Obama Administration continues its negotiations with the Government of Japan on the new plans for the reduction of forces in Okinawa. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss a variety of issues that matter the most to the people of Guam with Admiral Locklear. I will continue to work with Governor Calvo and the Legislature to address the concerns of our local community using a ‘One Guam’ approach and to ensure that the build-up is beneficial for all stakeholders.”