Guam - With a recommendation from the President of the United States, Carrier Strike Group Eleven Commander and Guam native Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao will soon don a second star.  The former Sinajana resident has been recommended for a promotion to the permanent grade of rear admiral. Gumataotao is currently in Everett, Washington commanding a group of 6,000 officers and sailors aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz, aircraft of the Air Wing Eleven and surface ships and submarines of Destroyer Squadron 23. 

The son of Guam joined the navy in 1976 and has taken advantage of various educational opportunities while in the navy. He looks forward to commanding at-sea again and encourages others to pursue higher education and strive to do your best in everything you do.