CHIEF OF STAFF, PHILIPPINE ARMY

    MGEN ESLETAMGEN DANILO CHAD D ISLETA AFP is currently the 51st Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army. Prior to his designation, he was the General-Officer-in-Command of the 9th Infantry Division, as well as the former Chief of the Office of the Ethical Standard and Public Accountability, and the Office of the Gender and Development of the 9th Infantry Division.
    MGEN ISLETA was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Regular Force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on 22 March 1985 after graduating with the Philippine Military Academy “Sandiwa” Class of 1985. He took up various Military Courses both local and abroad to include: Scout Ranger Orientation Course; Basic Airborne Course; Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course; Microcomputer Operations and Programming; Field Artillery Officer Basic Course; Field Artillery Officer Advance Course; Information Assurance Security Officer Certificate Course; Information Systems Operations Leveler Course; System Administration/Network management Security Course; Information Systems Management Course; and Command and General Staff Course.
    In addition to his military schoolings, he also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University in 2005.
    MGEN ISLETA served in several command positions such as Platoon Leader of the Charlie Company, 4th Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division in October 1986. From 1990-1991, he commanded Bravo Company, 16th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He also became the Commander of the 10th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Infantry Division from 2006 to 2007 and the 10th Field Artillery Battalion, Army Artillery Regiment from June 2007 to February 2008.
    MGEN ISLETA is also a well-accomplished Staff officer in various fields. He was the CMO Officer of the 72nd Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Division from 1989 to 1990 and was the Company Tactical Officer of Headquarters Tactics Group, Philippine Military Academy from April 1992 to April 1993. He served as the Administrative Officer and the Deputy SAGS of the Office of the Secretary Army General Staff from 1999 to 2000. He was also assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff for CMO, G7 of 4th Infantry Division from 2006 to 2007, and became the Assistant Commandant of Cadets of the Headquarters Tactics Group from 2008 to 2009. In May 2010, he became the Inspector General of the Philippine Military Academy, and in May 2012, he was the Secretary Joint Staff of the Office of the Secretary Joint Staff, General Headquarters. He also became the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of National Defense from June 2014 to July 2016.
    MGEN ISLETA is a recipient of various awards and decorations which include seventeen (17) Military Commendation Medals, Bronze Cross Medal, thirty-three (33) Military Merit Medals, Silver Wing Medal and five (5) Distinguished Service Stars.
    MGEN ISLETA was born on 02 March 1963 in Mountain Province and is married to Ma Theresa F Isleta. They are blessed with four children: Mikyla Samantha F Isleta, Pamela Therese F Isleta, Jamaila Danielle F Isleta, and Nathaniel David F Isleta.

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