Gov selects new Homeland Security AdvisorWritten by Rebecca Elmore
Guam - Following the resignation of former Senator Brant McCreadie, Governor Calvo has now tasked George Charfauros Jr. to take the helm of the Office of Civil Defense as the new Homeland Security Advisor.
Effective April 10th, Charfauros will officially serve as the Governor’s special assistant and HSA.
His primary duties and responsibilities include activities related to terrorism, border security, lawless violence, and other threats.
In a press release, Charfauros shared his excitement to lead civil defense saying: “I am deeply humbled by the appointment and thank the governor for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I look forward to working collaboratively with the governor as well as the office of Civil Defense Administrator to manage and coordinate diverse disciplines with the biggest interest being Guam’s security."
Governor Calvo credits Charfauros' military background in providing the much-needed expertise required to take on this position.
In light of US current events and the ever-growing tensions in Syria and abroad, the governor expressed his confidence with his latest appointee, adding, "Throughout the world there is so much volatility and with that comes instability. We need someone to keep an eye out for these many issues and ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality."