Naval Base Guam gets new Commanding Officer


Naval Base Guam gets new Commanding Officer

by: Jeff Landis Public Affairs and Communications U.S. Naval Base Guam | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: June 09, 2016

SANTA RITA, Guam (June 9, 2016) – The Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), Capt. Andy Anderson, will be relieved by Capt. Hans Sholley, in a 10 a.m. Change of Command ceremony at the base’s Charles King Fitness Center, June 10.  Additionally, Capt. Anderson will retire after 36 years of service to the U.S. Navy.  

Capt. Sholley hails from Horseheads, N.Y.  He is a 1992 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and was designated as an Unrestricted Naval Aviator in September 1994. Capt. Sholley flew the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter from the decks of a variety of cruisers, destroyers and frigates throughout his operational flying career, amassing 3,300 flight hours in the SH-60B, as well as the UH-3H, UC-12B and TH-57 B/C aircraft. 

Capt. Alfred “Andy” Anderson was born in Millington, Tenn., and raised in Orlando, Fla.  He enlisted in the Navy as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator, air rescue swimmer and SH-3H Sea King Helicopter Aircrewman.  He was later commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer program and began jet transition to the multi-purpose S-3B Viking aircraft.  Capt. Anderson has amassed over 3,500 flight hours and 250 carrier arrested landings in his 36-year career.  He will be returning to his hometown in Orlando.

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