Friday, May 11, 2018

AFP chief Galvez now a four-star general

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (May 9): AFP chief Galvez now a four-star general

Rodrigo Duterte with incoming Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr., during the Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) change of command ceremony at the AFP Headquarters on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. PHOTO /Joan Bondoc, PDI
General Carlito Galvez received his fourth star on Wednesday after almost a month after he assumed as the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Galvez led the 38 other star-rank officers in the oathtaking ceremony before President Rodrigo Duterte in MalacaƱang.

Before the ceremony, Duterte and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana donned the four-star rank to Galvez.

The newly-promoted AFP chief took over the top military post last April 18. He replaced now-retired Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

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