Thursday, May 14, 2015

Colonel Romeo Brawner Jr is new 6th Infantry Division chief of staff

From the Philippine News Agency (May 14): Colonel Romeo Brawner Jr is new 6th Infantry Division chief of staff

The 6th Infantry Division warmly welcomed the designation of Colonel Romeo S. Brawner Jr. who assumed as the new Division Chief of Staff during the flag raising ceremony here this morning, with 6th Infantry Division Commander Maj. General Edmundo R. Pangilinan in attendance.

Brawner replaced Colonel Virgilo B. Bartolome who served as the acting Division Chief of Staff.

Bartolome temporarily took the place of Colonel Roseller G. Murillo, who served the Division as Chief of Staff for 29 months from November 1, 2012 to March 30, 2015.

Murillo assumed Command of 103rd Infantry Brigade based in Marawi City.

The ceremony was witnessed by the General, Technical and Special Staff of the Division and the commanders of Post and Tenant units as well as the officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees of 6ID.

In his message, Colonel Brawner said that performing his task is like a symphony orchestra.

“Each of you has your own instrument to play and I will be your conductor with Maj Gen (Edmundo) Pangilinan as our musical director,” he said.

“Bear with me as we go about performing our tasks and I am looking forward to working with you in 6th ID,” he added.

On the other hand, Pangilinan said that the role of the Chief of Staff is vital in the success of the Command.

“I entrust on him the important role of Division Chief of Staff because I am aware of his commendable work experiences and achievements and that this Command deserves no less than the best,” he said.

“The baton is now in your hands and I will be waiting for the symphony that you will be conducting,” Pangilinan added.

Colonel Brawner was the former Spokesperson of Eastern Mindanao Command. He was previously assigned to the Office of J3 (Operations) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and to the AFP Public Information Office.

He was an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) in 2013.

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