Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Army still the service of choice for PMA Class of 2014

From the Philippine News Agency (Mar 5): Army still the service of choice for PMA Class of 2014

Around 119 graduates out of the 223 members of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) "Siklab Diwa" Class of 2014 will be joining the Army once they graduate this March 16.

The PMA personnel were received by PA chief Major Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri during a reception dinner in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Army spokesperson Lt. Noel Detoyato said.

The group was led by the Class Baron, Cadet First Class Clint Achilles G. Ramos, who hails from Cebu City.

A ceremonial turn-over of Army battle dress attire and .45 caliber pistol was also held.

Detoyato said the event was attended by staff and senior officers of the PA.

These 119 incoming officers will beef up the Army’s personnel and operational capabilities as it continues to pursue its mandate of serving the people and securing the land.

Another 56 will be joining the Philippine Navy (PN), officials said.

Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic, Navy spokesperson, said that these incoming officers were received by PN flag-officer-in-charge Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano during a reception dinner Tuesday at Naval Station Jose Andrada on Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol, PAF spokeperson said another 47 will be joining the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

Col. Okol said that these new officers were meet by Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Lauro Catalina Dela Cruz during a reception dinner at Villamor Air Force in Pasay City, also on Tuesday.

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