Lieutenant Colonel Sonny Enrera Gonzales (GSC) INF PA is the current Chief of Staff of the Civil-Military Operations Regiment, Philippine Army. Prior to becoming the Chief of Staff of CMOR, he held various notable positions in the uniformed service. In 2019, he served as the Commanding Officer of 71st Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. In 2018, he assumed as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G3 of the Civil-Military Operations, Philippine Army, and in 2016, he held the position as Assistant Chief of Unified Staff, OU7, Western Command, Armed Forces of the Philippines. Lieutenant Colonel Gonzales is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy “Masikhay” Class of 1999.
Throughout his service in the military, he underwent several military schoolings and trainings, among which are the Scout Ranger Orientation Course; Civil-Military Operations Officers Correspondence Course; Infantry Officer Advance Course; Global Peace Operation Initiative UN Civil-Military Liaison Officers Course; Command & General Staff Course, and Battalion Commander Pre-Command Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Gonzales also holds a degree of Master in Public Management Program, Major in Development and Society, from the Development Academy of the Philippines.
With more than 20 years in the military service, Lieutenant Colonel Gonzales has served in various duty assignments across the country. As attestation to his meritorious and noble service, he is a recipient of various awards and commendations, most notable of which are the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Achievement Medal, the Chief of Staff Commendation Medal and Ribbon, Gold Cross Medal, Military Commendation Medals, Military Merit Medals, Command Plaque, Gawad sa Kaunlaran, and Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal.
Lieutenant Colonel Gonzales is happily married to Gina Maricon Taguinod Gonzales and they are blessed with a son, Sann Izham Clive Taguinod Gonzales.