Governor and Lt. Governor Congratulate Soldiers During Transfer of
Authority Ceremony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2019
Hagatña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio would like to
congratulate the servicemembers of Task Force Wolf and Task Force Guahån for the turnover of
the mission at Site Armadillo for Task Force Talon.
“I want to thank the servicemembers of Task Force Wolf from Alaska and their families.
You have spent the last 13 months on our beautiful island boosting our security and
protecting our people. Your work provides security, comfort and peace of mind to our
island and our nation,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.
Task Force Talon is responsible for the operation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
which is an anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short, medium and
intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
Task Force Wolf assumed responsibility of providing Security Forces (SECFOR) to Task Force
Talon at Andersen Air Force Base in January 2018. During their tour, they accomplished 20
projects that enhanced force protection, reduced site vulnerabilities and significantly enhanced
soldier welfare.
“We are extremely proud of the work accomplished by Task Force Wolf soldiers, especially
under the command of Capt. Edward Poppe IV, who hails from Guam. It is reassuring to
know that a Guam son is among those leading the way to ensuring the safety of our
people,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio.
Task Force Guahån will now assume responsibility of providing SECFOR to Task Force Talon
for a year-long tour. The soldiers of Task Force Guahån will not be leaving island but will be
placed on active duty status.
“Lt. Governor Josh and I will continue to pray for the safety of Task Force Guahån and all
our military servicemembers,” added Governor Leon Guerrero.
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