MANILAThe Philippine Army (PA) honored and conferred stars on six newly-promoted officers during flag-raising ceremonies in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Monday.
Promoted to Major General were Brig. Gen. Roy T. Devesa and Brig. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana, heads of Training and Doctrine Command and 6th Infantry Division, respectively.
Meanwhile, the four others who were promoted to Brigadier General were Col. Thomas R. Sedano, of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Mechanized Infantry Division; Col. William N. Gonzales, commander, First Scout Ranger Regiment, Special Operation Command; Col. Larry B. Mojica, head, 902nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division; and Col. Francisco Ariel A. Felicidario, commander, 102nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
As you start another chapter in your military careers and savor the honor and pride that comes from your star, you should remember that from that star, exudes greater responsibility and higher level of expectations and standards of leadership. Apparently, it will also demand greater sacrifice from us and even from our families," PA chief Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto said in his speech.
I want to congratulate you not only for your accomplishment, but also for your integrity, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and wisdom. Only few become brigadier generals, and fewer become major general and perhaps fewer become successful generals, I hope you are the fewer successful generals," he added.
The Philippine Army through the years had transformed to become a more dynamic and responsive organization through the Army's Transformation Roadmap. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency