Roxas Boulevard, Manila – After assuming as the new AFP Deputy Chief of Staff on June 29, 2018 and his promotion to the next higher rank, Vice Admiral Gaudencio C Collado Jr AFP, turned over the Office of the Vice Commander to Rear Admiral Rommel Jude G Ong AFP of The Naval Inspector General.
The Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Robert A Empedrad AFP presided the ceremony this morning, July 04 here in the Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN) shaded area.
Prior the event, Vice Adm. Collado together with the newly promoted Flag Rank Officer, Commodore Rommel Anthony SD Reyes AFP, the Communication Electronics and Information Systems Service, AFP (CEISSAFP) Commander were accorded with the traditional honors given to naval officers moving up the ranks. In attendance were their families and friends at the HPN Ceremonial Area.
Subsequently, a courtesy call to the Chief of Navy and the awarding of Flag Rank Command Badge and Personal Flags were given to them at the Hall of Flags.
The Philippine Navy welcomes the transition in the organizations as it shows on the wealth of experiences of our senior leadership as a decorated leaders and respected officers.