Honorable Jessy C. Gogue
Mayor Jessy Cruz Gogue began his public service in January, 2009; the start of his first Mayoral term, in which he served as an Ex-Officio Member, Guam Education Policy Board (2009 & 2010) and a State Advisory Group Member, Department of Youth Affairs (2011 & 2012). He also served as the 2010, 2011, & 2012 Chairperson for Guam’s Liberation Day parades; a Committee Member, Guam’s Red Ribbon Week Planning Committee; and Advisory Board Member, Sanctuary Incorporated. During his second term in office, he represented the Mayors’ Council of Guam as their liaison to the Consolidated Commission on Utilities and the Guam Legislature. He also volunteered to be a Board Member to the Guam System of Care Council for Children and the Guam Crime Stoppers, in which he served as their Treasurer. For his upcoming term, he has already been elected as the Vice-President to the Association of Marianas Island Mayors.
Mayor Gogue s ties with Ordot-Chalan Pago are deeply rooted.
He attended Ordot-Chalan Pago Elementary School, Agueda I.
Johnston Middle School (formerly George Washington Jr. High), and graduated from George Washington Senior High School.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Rhode Island.
Following NAPS, he received a Secretary of the Navy appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1983 with a BS degree in Applied Sciences. He was subsequently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and designated as an Engineer Officer after graduating from the Marine Corps’ Engineer Officers School in 1984
As an Engineer Officer in the Marine Corps, his assignments included: Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan; Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and the Navy-Marine Corps Reserve Center, Portland, Oregon. He was also an Engineer Detachment Commander at sea in the Western Pacific, training in places such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Korea. He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia. During his military service, his awards included the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with a gold star (second award), the National Defense Service Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon with two stars (second and third awards). Although selected for promotion to Major, Mayor Gogue resigned his commission in 1993.
After returning to Guam in 1993, Mayor Gogue worked as a Computer Systems Supervisor for the Department of Administration. From 1993 to 1998, he managed and supervised the personnel who maintained Guam’s Public Welfare System. After leaving the government, he was contracted by Payless Markets’ Inc. to implement a new pharmacy dispensing and billing system for their SuperDrug franchise. Soon after completing this project with Payless in 1998, he took over as General Manager of Gogues’ Mini Mart and was a Consultant and Property Manager to GoPac Services, which he started.
Mayor Gogue is married to the former Elaine Shimizu Jesus of Asan and they have two children, Kimberly Michelle and David William, and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Michelle. He is the son of Francisco and Primitiva (dec.) Gogue. His siblings include James (married to Jeong Ja of Denver, Colorado), Francis (married to Julia Boija), Benny (married to Ruth Borja of Oxnard, California), Cathy (married to Roy Siongco), and Lisa (married to Tommy Villanueva).
Traditional Village Name: Chalan Pagu/Otdot • Population: 6,822
• Village Flower: Chichirika