Joint Region Marianas received New Commander

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MANGILAO, Guam – Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, right, assumes command of Joint Region Marianas (JRM), from Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar during a change of command ceremony at the Father Duenas Memorial School Phoenix Center in Mangilao. Chatfield relieved Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar as Commander, JRM; U.S. Defense Representative for Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas; and Commander, U.S. Task Force West.
MANGILAO, Guam – Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, right, assumes command of Joint Region Marianas (JRM), from Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar during a change of command ceremony at the Father Duenas Memorial School Phoenix Center in Mangilao. Chatfield relieved Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar as Commander, JRM; U.S. Defense Representative for Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas; and Commander, U.S. Task Force West.

Joint Region Marianas received New Commander

by: Commander, Joint Region Marianas, PAO | .
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published: January 27, 2017

ASAN, Guam (Jan. 27, 2017) – Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield relieved Rear Adm. “Bette” Bolivar during a change of command ceremony Jan. 27. 

Chatfield will serve as Commander, Joint Region Marianas; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas; U.S. Pacific Command, Senior Military Official Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau and Commander, Task Force West.

She reports to Guam after serving as United States Deputy Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium. 

Chatfield expressed that it is the people of Guam and the warmth of their hospitality that inspired her to return to the island.

“It was my previous experience on Guam, the operational importance of the infrastructure and units assigned here, and the relevant work to be done that caused me to seek this assignment,” said Chatfield. “It feels good to come home to Guam. David and I are so excited to be here, and he joins me in saying thank you.”

(U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin/Released)

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