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Save Liuato Tuitele nominated as Director of Search and Rescue

Former Police Commissioner, Save Liuato Tuitele has been appointed Director of the Department of Search and Rescue.


Acting Governor Talauega E.V. Ale confirmed the nomination in a letter to the Senate President.


The previous nominee Fa’amasino Upuese Galoia was rejected by the Senate this year and has been named Acting since then. According to Talauega, Save is a product of the local education system.


He graduated from Samoana High School as a national honor society member before joining the U. S. Army.


His years of military service highlight his skills in leadership, critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving.


He was entrusted with the professional development and safety of hundreds of people and equipment valued at millions of dollars.


He has also served the Territory as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Director of the Office of Fraud Investigations, and Associate Judge of the High Court.


His background and experience make him an ideal Department of Search and Rescue leader.


Three agencies are under the Search and Rescue Department's portfolio: the Emergency Medical Services, Fire Division, and the Marine Patrol Division.


Photo Credit: Samoa News


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