Key AFP leaders don new ranks

November 9, 2018

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – Eight top leaders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines don new ranks in separate ceremonies presided by President Rodrigo Duterte and AFP Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr.


The President donned new ranks to now Lt Gen Ronnie Evangelista, Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy; Lt Gen Macairog Alberto, Commanding General of the Philippine Army; and Maj Gen Erwin Bernard Neri, Chief of the Intelligence Service of the AFP on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 at the Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.


Five other officers donned new ranks in a ceremony held at Bulwagang Balangiga in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, 08 November 2018.


Promoted to the rank of Major General were Brig Gen Felipe Bejar Jr, Chief AFP Corps of Engineers; Brig Gen Erickson Gloria, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, J1; and Brig Gen Pio Diñoso III, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, J4.


Promoted to the rank of Brigadier General were Col Reno Tolentino, Assistant Deputy Chief for Personnel, AJ1; Col Adrian Sanchez Jr, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Service, AJ6; and Col Ben Hur Cudal, Chief Dental Service AFP.


“Promotions in the AFP organization is a continuous, dynamic, and vital process that needs to be undertaken to ensure that the right key-players are placed in the forefront to maintain the AFP’s momentum towards growth and development,” Gen Galvez said.


“It is part of the military’s professionalism as a primary trait to enforce adherence to the chain of command. These help and inspire our soldiers to perform their duties more efficiently and effectively,” Gen Galvez said.

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