Rear Admiral Gumataotao Will Be UOG’s Fall Commencement Speaker This Sunday


Guam – The University of Guam will hold its fall 2010 commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the UOG Field House with 238 prospective graduates expected to receive their degrees.

Of that total, 178 students will receive their undergraduate degrees and 61 will receive their master’s degrees.

Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, is the commencement speaker. Rear Adm. Peter Aguon Gumataotao, is a native of Sinajana, Guam.

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management. He holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. As commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), Gumataotao is the U.S. Navy representative for U.S. Pacific Fleet in Korea.

He is also Task Force 78 for U.S. 7th Fleet, and the naval component commander for United Nations Command and naval component commander for U.S. Forces Korea. In addition, he is the deputy naval component commander for Combined Forces Command and regional commander for Navy Installations Command.