PH Navy activates new office in charge of modernization program

by Chari Santos

NAVAL STATION JOSE ANDRADA, Manila – The Philippine Navy Modernization Office (PNMO) was activated on September 30, in a simple ceremony at the PN headquarters here presided by the Navy flag officer in command, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo.

The activation of this new modernization office was in parallel with the creation of the AFP’s System Engineering Office (AFPSEO) in the General Headquarters (GHQ) that manages modernization programs at the GHQ level.

In his remarks, the Navy chief said that “The PNMO is expected to cater to the self-reliant defense posture of the Navy and ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the PN Synchronization Matrix that covers Capability, Materiel, and Technology Development, Doctrines Development, Force Restructuring and Organizational Development, Human Resource Development and finally, Base Support and Sustainment Development”.

PNMO’s newly designated director is Navy Capt. Emerson David, a naval aviator and logistician. He was the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Logistics, U4 of the Western Command prior to this post. He now forms part of the FOIC, PN’s Special Staff who specifically addresses the concerns of the PN Modernization Program and ensures the synchronization of programming and implementation of Navy modernization projects.

~ Press release and photos courtesy of Public Affairs Office, Philippine Navy

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