AFP Chief pledges support for TRADOC’s development

The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Andres Centino pledged his support for the development of the Philippine Army Training and Doctrine Command that is celebrated its 70th Anniversary Friday, November 26.

“TRADOC has come a long way. Before we retire, let’s make TRADOC, this Camp, a model camp for the AFP,” Lt. Gen. Centino said, emphasizing the importance of improving and making facilities conducive for the development of future leaders of the AFP.

As one of the recent developments in Camp O’Donnell, the AFP Chief of Staff led the inauguration and witnessed the turnover of the new Canieso Hall that will serve as a modern and comfortable quarters for enlisted personnel.

It is worth P28.5-million and is part of the Department of National Defense and Department of Public Works and Highways’ TIKAS Projects for 2021.

He later stressed the role of TRADOC in providing capable personnel in the AFP’s push to end all threats by June 2022, echoing the guidance of President Rodrigo Duterte to the AFP.

“It is a tall order, but if you ask me, I know it can be done. With the Army’s premier education and training provider backing and preparing our soldiers, I know we can comply,” Lt. Gen Centino said.

Joining Lt. Gen. Centino are Major General Francisco Ariel Felicidario, the Commander of the AFP Education, Training, and Doctrine Command; RAdm Antonio Palces, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training, J8; BGen Nolasco Mempin, Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, J7; BGen Gerardo Catindoy, the AFP Chief Engineer; and BGen Ser-Me Ayuyao, The Judge Advocate General AFP.

“As we celebrate this year’s significant accomplishments and milestones, let us look forward to more fruitful years characterized by firm resolve and heart for public service, anchored on our core values of Honor, Service, and Patriotism,” Lt. Gen. Centino concluded. — AFP

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