Naval Base Guam set to hold change of command ceremony


SANTA RITA, Guam—Capt. Jeffrey Grimes will relieve Capt. Hans Sholley as U.S. Naval Base Guam commanding officer during a change of command ceremony July 12.

The ceremony will be held at War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Asan at 4pm. The guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas.

Grimes has been serving with distinction in Guam since February 2013, first as commander, Submarine Squadron 15 and more recently as chief of staff, JRM. During this time, he was directly responsible for bringing a fourth submarine and a second submarine tender to Guam; was instrumental in the coordination and execution of efforts associated with the Marine Corps relocation to Guam; was key in restoring the Civilian‐Military Coordination Council, increasing dialogue about pace and sequence of military construction projects; and was instrumental in facilitating efforts to continue support of the Department of Defense’s commitment to the One Guam pillar with coordinated meetings, exercises and trainings between Joint Region Marianas, the government of Guam and other federal and local stakeholders.

Grimes was also instrumental in the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands JRM Coordination Office in Saipan to further develop the relationship between the military and the CNMI’s leaders and community.

Sholley served as NBG’s commanding officer from June 2016 to July 2018. During this time, he led NBG and its 35 tenant commands during a period characterized by dynamic growth and unique challenges. Sholley’s next assignment will be as chief of staff, JRM. (PR)

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