Gumataotao Formally Promoted to Rear Admiral-(Upper Half), at Pentagon Ceremony

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Guam – Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao was formally promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (Upper Half) during a ceremony at the Pentagon Thursday.

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, and former Guam Congressman Ben Blaz were both in attendance along with Admiral Gumataotao’s family and friends.

Congresswoman Bordallo is quoted in a release as saying  “This promotion is a proud moment for Rear Admiral Gumataotao, his family and the people of Guam. Rear Admiral Gumataotao has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities, and this promotion is an indication of his potential to move up the ranks of the United States Navy. As a two star admiral, he is the highest ranking Naval officer from Guam.”

 Gumataotao was nominated for this appointment by President Barack Obama in 2012.  He is currently serving as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for operations, plans, and strategy in Washington, D.C.

His next assignment will be commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.

 


[Congresswoman Bordallo joins Rear Admiral Gumataotao and his family at his promotion ceremony, which was led by Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, at the Pentagon.]  

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

News from Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo
Bordallo Attends Promotion Ceremony for Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today attended the promotion ceremony for Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao at the Pentagon. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (Upper Half), and was nominated for this appointment by President Barack Obama in 2012. Rear Admiral Gumataotao is currently serving as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for operations, plans, and strategy in Washington, D.C. His next assignment will be commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.

Distinguished guests included Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, who led the ceremony, and Former Member of Congress, Brigadier General Ben Blaz, USMC (Ret.).

“This promotion is a proud moment for Rear Admiral Gumataotao, his family and the people of Guam,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Rear Admiral Gumataotao has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities, and this promotion is an indication of his potential to move up the ranks of the United States Navy. As a two star admiral, he is the highest ranking Naval officer from Guam. I congratulate Rear Admiral Gumataotao and I am confident he will continue to make our island proud as commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic.”