Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero on Thursday expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for selecting him.
“A soldier’s life is defined largely by the service he renders, his fidelity to the flag, and his unwavering dedication to security and peace. All these I adhere to. All these I pledge as I take on the challenge of leading the Armed Forces of the Philippines as the 49th Chief-of-Staff,” mentioned Guerrero.
Guerrero mentioned his top priorities in his new post was to flush out the remaining terrorist teams, neutralize the communist insurgency risk, and help legislation enforcement businesses of their marketing campaign in opposition to lawless armed teams.
” I intend to make use of the would possibly of the AFP to make this a actuality. The perseverance, sacrifices and arduous work of our troops have introduced strong ends in successful the peace and bringing us nearer to the folks,” he mentioned.
The incumbent Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) head is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1984.
Prior to his appointment to the EMC, he additionally commanded the Jamindan, Capiz-based third Infantry Division, the 701st Infantry Brigade, and Task Force Davao, and served as Chief-of-Staff of the Philippine Army.
Guerrero can also be a embellished navy officer having been awarded the Distinguished Service Star 4 occasions; the Order of Lakandula (Degree of Commander); the Philippine Legion of Honor (Degree of Officer); and the Honorary Airborne Wings from the Royal Thai Army. (PNA)