Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga

Biography of Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga

HC Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Lt. Governor of American Samoa

Born in the village of Nu’uuli and currently resides in Fatumafuti. His parents are the late Sialega Palepoi Mauga, of Nuuuli, Pago Pago, Sa’ilele, and Iva Pedro, of Swains Island.


  • Attended Matafao Elementary
  • Samoana High, Waianae High
  • American Samoa Community College
  • University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • San Diego State University, Masters degree in Public Administration


  • Experience includes over 23 years in the military, and more than 6 years of direct services to the American Samoa Government
  • Senator, 32nd Legislature of American Samoa
  • Chairman; Budget & Appropriation, Homeland Security, Immigration, and Legal Affairs Committees
  • Senate Representative, to the Association of Pacific Islands Legislature (APIL)
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors Development Bank of American Samoa
  • Representative, American Samoa Government to the South Pacific Commission (SPC)
  • Veteran, 23 Active Duty Marine Corps and Army combine years within the United States Armed Forces
  • Retired Major (O-4), U.S. Army
  • War on Terrorism, Plans & Operations Officer (Deputy S-3), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
  • Persian Gulf War, Platoon Leader, Infantry (Mechanize), Dessert Shield & Storm, Iraq
  • Director of Army Instruction, JROTC Program, Department of Education, American Samoa Government
  • Military Liaison Officer, Governor, American Samoa Government
  • Installation Commander, United States Army Reserve, American Samoa


    Lemanu, is a chief and deacon from the village of Sa’ilele. He is married to his wife of twenty three years, Pohakalani D. Mauga. They have three sons; Peleti Jr., Palepoi, and Punalehua.