Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Navy chief 'humbled' by appointment

From the Philippine News Agency (Apr 29): New Navy chief 'humbled' by appointment

Rear Admiral Jesus Millan, the Philippine Navy (PN)'s newest flag-officer-in-command, on Tuesday said that he was "humbled" by his appointment.

"I am humbled with the opportunity na binigay sa atin ng ating Pangulo (with the chance given to me by the President)," he added.

Millan's assumption-of-command will take place at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City Wednesday afternoon.

He replaces Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano who will be stepping down after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.

"We will continue performing our contingent mission," when asked on how he plans to run the PN.

He also pledge to do his best to make the Navy a service which Filipinos can be proud of.

Before being named as the new PN chief, Millan was Naval Forces Western Mindanao commander. Prior to that, he was assigned also as the Navy's Chief of Naval Staff.

Meanwhile, PN spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic described Millan as "a well rounded naval officer who gained a lot of experience throughout his career, very much accepted by the officers and civilian personnel of the navy, and very well known in the ranks."

Millan also commanded BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36), two patrol gunboats aside from heading the Naval Reserve Command and Naval Air Group, he added.


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