SANTA RITA, Guam - Guam service members participated in the Jose Rios Middle School 6th Annual Career Day March 9.
Erin Guzman, career day coordinator,
said the main purpose of the event was to give the children an
opportunity to learn about the many job fields they can choose in
“There is so many things these kids can do; so much potential in
them – we are trying to have them explore that,” Guzman said.
Service members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force along with the
U.S. Naval Base Guam's (NBG) Fire and Emergency Services joined the
civilian workforce in educating the students about various
Yeoman 3rd Class Christopher O’Neal, Joint Region Marianas community
service coordinator, said he and a small group from his command
participated to show students the many different jobs within the
“We are here to show them that there are many things you can do; so
many jobs opportunities you can take to evolve your life and
career,” O’Neal said.
Guzman said the students show a keen interest in military jobs and
were excited that the service members were able to present at career
“The students request for them to come in every year so we reach out
to our coordinators and teachers to get them to come in,” Guzman
said. “We really do appreciate that.”
Piti Mayor Ben Gumatatao said the event was successful and thanked
everyone who came to support.
“The event was successful because the children got to learn about
the participants’ daily lives, the leadership that we have – I’m
sure the children are appreciative of that,” Gumataotao said. “I
want to thank the commands and the admiral for coming and helping
the school on this day. They learned a lot not only through the
military but throughout their lives.”