Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Army chief conducts 2-day visit to 3rd Infantry Division units

From the Philippine News Agency (Feb 11): Army chief conducts 2-day visit to 3rd Infantry Division units

To determine the exact conditions being experienced by troops in the field, Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri conducted a two-day visit to various units of the Capiz-based 3rd Infantry Division.

This started Feb. 10, 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson Major Ray Tiongson said.

Iriberri was warmly welcomed by 3rd Infantry Division officers and troopers headed by Major Gen Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

“We are greatly honored for the visit of our Commanding General of the Philippine Army who took his time to meet and talk with our troops in the field,” he added.

Guerrero briefed the Army commander on the updates of the 3rd Infantry Division’s internal peace and security efforts in its area of responsibility and the unit’s thrust in the implementation of the Army Transformation Roadmap.

Iriberri congratulated the 3rd Infantry Division for its strong commitment to the Army Transformation Roadmap after it was conferred with the Compliant Status in the Army Governance Pathway last Jan. 30.

He also discussed about the current thrust of the Philippine Army, specifically the capability upgrade under the ATR such as the procurement of new rifles, modern communication equipment, Army vehicles, field ambulances, modern armored vests, helmets and combat boots among others.

Looking into the professional growth of the soldiers, Iriberri stressed the programs to be implemented in order to improve the individual readiness, performance, development, capability, and capacity of every Army soldier.

Iriberri also met with various 3rd Infantry Division field commanders (brigade and battalion commanders) in Panay and Negros.

He also took time to discuss the issues and concerns of the units in the ground and look into the morale and welfare of the troops.

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