by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Eight months after he was nominated by President Barack Obama, Judiciary of Guam Chief Marshal Frank Leon Guerrero has been confirmed by the Senate to be the U.S. Marshal for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Leon Guerrero, who is currently off-island, confirmed with KUAM News that he was informed of his confirmation by the U.S. Marshals Service out of Washington, DC. Leon Guerrero previously served as Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo's constituent services director before taking on the role as the top brass at the Judiciary. He has an extensive background in law enforcement having served 25 years as a police officer and retiring as a police major from the Guam Police Department.
Leon Guerrero says he will be sworn-in at the U.S. Marshals service in the nation's capitol, possibly before the end of the year. He says the background investigation has been a lengthy process but he looks forward to serving in this new capacity. Leon Guerrero says he's excited and he's been ready for the new challenge.