AFP names new generals

November 13, 2011 10:04 am 

MANILA, Nov. 12 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Saturday it welcomes the promotion of five generals holding vital positions in the military.

The promoted officers were Brig. Gen. Eduardo Del Rosario, Commodore Edgardo Tamayo, Capt. Alexander Lopez and Capt. Crispin Mercado.

President Benigno Aquino III approved the promotion of the five senior officers who currently hold key positions in the AFP, particularly in engineering, operations, logistics, communications and civil relations.

Promoted to the rank of Major General is Brig. Gen. Eduardo Del Rosario, currently the Commander of the Civil Relations Service of the AFP.

Prior to that he was assigned as the Army Internal Auditor and Commander of the 1003rd Brigade, 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. He was a member of the “Mapitagan” Class of 1980 in the Philippine Military Academy.

Promoted to Rear Admiral is Commodore Edgardo Tamayo. He is the current Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, J4 of the AFP. He commanded several PN vessels, including the flagships BRP Rajah Humabon and BRP Artemio Ricarte.

He was an Outstanding Graduate of the Naval Command and Staff Course in 1992. Like Del Rosario, he is also a member of the PMA “Mapitagan” Class of 1980.

Promoted to the rank of Commodore are Capt. Alexander Lopez and Capt. Crispin Mercado.

Mercado is a military engineer who held important positions in the Philippine Navy. He served as Command Engineer of the Western Command, the Chief Engineer of the Philippine Navy, Deputy Chief Engineer of the AFP, and Chief of Staff of the AFP National Development Support Command (NADESCOM). He is the current Deputy Inspector General, AFP.

Lopez is currently the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Operations. He also served as Philippine Embassy Defense Armed Forces Attache in Singapore; Acting Deputy Commander of Headquarters Naval Intelligence and Security Force; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the Philippine Navy.

Promoted to Brigadier General is Col. Leopoldo B. Santos Jr., who is the current Commander of Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Service, AFP.

He was also the former Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Service, G6 of the Philippine Army and he also served as Command Inspector General of the PA Training and Doctrines Command (TRADOC).

“I encourage our newly promoted generals to look at the stars on their shoulders as a fitting reminder of the greater expectations and responsibilities that come with them. You will be looked up to in the performance of your duties so always do your best and always put the interests of the people and the organization as the top priorities,” AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Oban Jr. said. (PNA) RMA/JCA

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