Guam – Marine Corps Lieutenant General William M. Faulkner made a brief visit to Guam this week to get an update on the status of preparations for the military buildup here.
Marine Spokesman Maj. Neal Fisher says Faulkner got a briefing on the current plans for the Marine Corps on Guam. He visited with military leaders that are involved in the planning, and he saw some of the existing military construction sites at Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base.
Lt. General Faulkner arrived on Sunday and met with the Acting Governor at Adelup Monday morning. Maj. Fisher says their discussion was an opportunity for the Lt. Gen. to reiterate the commitment of the Marine Corps to getting Marines relocated to Guam as part of the rebalance of forces to the Pacific.
[USMC Lt. Gen. William M. Faulkner with Guam Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio]
This was Lt. Gen. Faulkner’s first visit to Guam as the Deputy Commandant of Installations and Logistics. As the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (DC I&L), Lt. Gen. Faulkner acts on behalf of the Commandant in designated matters of logistics policy and management, and coordinates logistics actions with other agencies.
The Installations and Logistics Department shapes logistics plans and policies to sustain excellence in warfighting. The focus of effort is to increase Marine Air Ground Task Force lethality by providing superior support through modernizing logistics processes, implementing proven technology and best practices, developing standards of performance, and fully integrating the supporting establishment as the fifth element of the Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Lt. General Faulkner left island on Tuesday.