With the planned increase of military forces on Guam, the Governor’s
ce is working to ensure that this buildup is well planned and executed.
Providing opportunities for enhanced economic development, new
employment opportunities, improved infrastructure and public services
will allow Guam to continue its key role in the national defense system.
A big project calls for big plans, and the Governor’s Offi
ce is taking the
steps needed to ensure the successful outcome of this change.
What Is a CSS?
The military has long been a major component of life on Guam, providing jobs and
community support that are part of everyday life on the Island. In the coming years,
changes in the national defense strategy will include a major buildup in facilities and
forces on Guam. While these changes are in the planning stages, it is critical that Guam is
in step with its own plans to ensure this buildup is seamless and provides benefi ts to those
that call Guam home.
To help accommodate this growth, protect existing communities, and provide
opportunities for economic development, the Offi
ce of the Governor has hired a team of
advisors with expertise in compatibility planning. As part of this eff ort, a Compatibility
Sustainability Study (CSS) will be prepared. The CSS is a joint planning eff ort between
Guam and the military.
The CSS program is managed by the Offi
ce of the Governor and is funded through a grant
provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) Offi
ce of Economic Adjustment (OEA).
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C O M P A T I B I L I T Y S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y S T U D Y
GOVERNOR OF GUAM MILITARY BUILDUP INITIATIVES
What are the Objectives of the CSS?
The primary goal of the CSS will be to reduce the
potential confl icts that could occur between military
installations/training areas and the Guam community
while sustaining economic vitality, accommodating
targeted job development, protecting public health
and safety, and protecting current and