New 401st Brigade commander in Agusan Del Sur assumes post

January 28, 2015 6:19 am 

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan De Oro City, Jan. 27 — A seasoned Army officer assumed his new post as Commander of 401st Infantry “Unity” Brigade, 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, based in New Leyte, Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur, the military announced Tuesday.

Army Maj. Christian Uy, spokesman of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division here, said that Colonel Alexander L. Macario, replaced Brigadier General Gregory M. Cayetano, who will assume as Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training, J8, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Uy said that prior to his new assignment as brigade commander of the Army's 401st Brigade, Macario served as the Inspector General of the 4ID after holding various key positions in the Special Operations Command.

A member of the Philippine Military Academy’s PMA “Sandiwa” Class of 1985, Macario is a recipient of various military awards for excellence in combat and administration, Uy said.

He said that Macario is a well-rounded and highly respected Army officer, having been assigned to several military units and offices and held different vital positions in operations and intelligence in the AFP.(PNA)



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