Guam – A different interpretation Monday from the Governor’s Buildup Office about whether or not the Marines coming to Guam will be permanently based here, or rotating.
Guam Buildup Office Director Mark Calvo telling PNC News that he believes that 60% of the Marines coming to Guam under the revised realignment will be here on a rotational basis.
Buildup Committee Chair Senator Judi Guthertz noted that the revised realignment announcement on Friday did not mention the rotation of Marines leading her to believe that most would be based here permanently.
Calvo acknowledged he did not see any mention in the Friday announcement of a rotational presence either.
But he said he has been told most of the Marines coming here, will be here on a rotational basis.
And while the Administration is pleased with the revised realigment agreement, Calvo notes that Ccongressional approval is still required. And he says it will be 2 to 3 years before construction begins on the major projects. And perhaps 4 years before the first marines arrive from Okinawa.