Legislature Commends Rear Admiral Gumataotao on His Recent Promotion


Guam – Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao was on island last week and received a resolution from the Guam legislature commending him on his promotion to Two-Star rank.

Gumataotao is the first Chamorro-Guamanian to obtain that tank. He was born and raised on Guam in the village of Sinajana and he is a graduate of  Father Duenas Memorial High School and the Naval Academy.

Gumataotao will be assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

Gumataotao has been serving as Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven, which is based in Everett, Wash. and includes approximately 6,000 officers and sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), aircraft of Air Wing Eleven, and surface ships and submarines of Destroyer Squadron 23.

The resolution was sponsored by Senator Frank Aguon Jr.

[ US Navy Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao receives a resolution sponsored by Sen. Frank B. Aguon, Jr., commending the Two-Star Rear Admiral for his recent promotion and recognition as the first Chamorro-Guamanian to obtain such rank in active service. The resolution presentation held at the Office of Sen. Frank B. Aguon, Jr. was attended by Acting Speaker BJ Cruz, Senator Brant McCreadie, and Rear Admiral Gumataotao’s two brothers, Fr. Agustin “Gus” and Anthony, and his two nephews. Admiral Gumataotao was on Guam last week for a short family visit. ( Contributed Photo by Office of Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr.)