PCG welcomes 2000 newly-appointed personnels

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday (September 3, 2021) held a simultaneous oath taking ceremony for over 2,000 newly appointed PCG applicants for commissionship (officers) and enlistment (non-officers).

Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Art Tugade attended the ceremony and encouraged the men and women of the PCG to continue developing the modern Coast Guard.

It also took place at the same time as the joint donning and oath-taking ceremonies of 124 newly-promoted commissioned officers with the ranks of Captain (20), Commander (24), Lieutenant Commander (44), Lieutenant Junior Grade (36), and 81 newly-commissioned officers with the ranks of Lieutenant (24) and Ensign (57).

A total of 498 enlisted personnel were promoted to the next higher rank of Petty Officer First Class (PO1) from the rank of Petty Officer Second Class (PO2).

Meanwhile, 528 enlisted personnel with the rank of Seaman / Seawoman First Class (SN1 / SW1) were promoted to Petty Officer Third Class (PO3), the next higher rank.

Eight members of the PCG Auxiliary (PCGA) swore an oath to serve the PCG by volunteering their time, effort, and resources to help with humanitarian missions and marine environmental protection activities.

During the exercise, minimum health standards were closely adhered to, including the necessary use of face masks and face shields, physical separation, and the use of a virtual conference.

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