MANILA The Army Signal Regiment (ASR) celebrated its 8th founding anniversary on Wednesday and pledged to further strengthen its organization with the institutionalization of new doctrines and the acquisition of new equipment.
Strengthening the organization will be through the conduct of combat training of its troops, pursuing the modernization program to acquire the latest information and communications technology (ICT), and developing leaders and training personnel to ensure that the regiment has the right man for the right job, said Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, in a statement forwarded Thursday.
Also, the unit is aiming to institutionalize the Army Signal Doctrine in collaboration with the PA Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Command and Control Systems.
The ASR is the Army's sole provider of signal support and services and aims to provide one network for the PA through its various transformation initiatives.
Zagala said all these transformation efforts will ensure that the ASR is equipped with the right technology and facilities as well as skilled personnel ready to perform the mandate of the regiment.
Present during its eighth founding anniversary ceremonies was PA chief, Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto.
The ASR's theme for this year's celebration is ASR@8: Transforming the Army Signal Regiment to provide One Network to the Philippine Army.
Your accomplishments will continue to enable stronger Army, particularly in cyber operations capability with the establishment of the Cyber Security Operations Center and Cyber Laboratory and the activation of the Network Enterprise Battalion," Alberto said.
The regiment also acquired several ICT facilities and established networks and databases being maintained at secured locations that operate on a 24/7 basis.
The PA recognizes the vital role of the ASR and fully supports its transformation endeavors that greatly contributes to the Command's journey to be a world class Army by 2028. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency