Eastmincom’s new commander to assume post

Nov. 21, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The Army’s Eastern Mindanao Command has a new commander who will assume the post on Saturday.

Commander Lt. General Aurelio B. Baladad will be retiring after 39 years of service on November 21. Major General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero will take his place.

Capt. Alberto Caber, in a statement, said that Army’s Chief of Staff Hernando Iriberri will preside the change of command and testimonial review with retirement ceremony at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City.

Caber said Lt. Gen. Baladad will also receive the Philippine Legion of Honor from President Benigno Aquino III during the turnover.

Maj. Gen. Guerrero is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Maharlika” Class of 1984. He is the former Commander of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division based in Capiz province.

Caber said before Guerrero’s assumption as the 3rd Infantry Division Commander, he was the 46th Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army from August 1, 2013 to September 6, 2014.

Guerrero’s other previous assignments include Senior Military Assistant to the President, Deputy to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Philippine Army; Chief of Central Monitoring Station, G2, Philippine Army; Deputy Chief for Training, G3, Philippine Army; Commander, Task Force Lapu-lapu, Presidential Security Group; Commander, Presidential Guard Battalion, Presidential Security Group; Commander, Presidential Escort Battalion, Presidential Security Group; Commander, 61st Infantry Battalion; and Chief of Staff, 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army. He was also the Operations Officer of the Philippine Battalion sent as part of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor. (davaotoday.com)

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