COMMANDING GENERAL, PHILIPPINE ARMY

    CG PALIEUTENANT GENERAL MACAIROG SABINIANO ALBERTO assumed +-as the 60th Commanding General of the Philippine Army on 15 October 2018.
    He was commissioned in the Philippine Army after graduating from the Philippine Military Academy on 22 March 1986 as a proud member of the PMA “Sinagtala” Class ’86.
    His career as a military officer started as a Platoon Leader, then a Company Commander at the 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division which was based in Luzon. He then joined the First Scout Ranger Regiment where he was a young captain, commanded the 8th Scout Ranger Company. Later in his career, as a Lieutenant Colonel, he became the Battalion Commander of the 2nd Scout Ranger in Mindanao then the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion back in Luzon.
    In June 2014, he became the 9th Commander of Task Force Davao which significantly contributed in transforming the City of Davao into the 3rd safest city in Asia and the 11th in the whole world. He then became the Brigade Commander of the 1001 Infantry (PAG-ASA) Brigade of the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division which also operated in Davao Region before he was designated as the Chief of the Intelligence Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines in 2017.
    As a staff officer, MAJOR GENERAL ALBERTO is well known for his expertise in intelligence as he had been Battalion, Brigade, and Division Intelligence, G2 of the Philippine Army. Even in his U.N. deployment in East Timor, he was designated as the Intelligence Officer of the Battalion Peace Keeping Contingent of the Philippines. His vast knowledge on training is also evident as he once headed the Department of Ground Warfare at the Philippine Military Academy, where many of the AFP’s future leaders are molded. He was also the former Commandant of the Scout Ranger Training School, where the elite Scout Rangers of the Philippine Army are trained.
    Aside from his military schoolings and trainings, such as the Scout Ranger Course, where he was the top of his class, and the Command and General Staff Course, where he graduated number two, he continued his education and took Master of Arts in Strategic Studies and a Counter-Terrorism Fellowship Program at the National Defense University, USA. Likewise, he has a Master’s Degree in Public Management, Major in Development and Security from the Development Academy of the Philippines.
    MAJOR GENERAL ALBERTO is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations for his accomplishments in the service. Among these awards are Distinguished Service Stars for services rendered in positions of major responsibility, Gold Cross Medals for gallantry in combat, Silver Cross Medals, Bronze Cross Medals, Military Merit Medals for combat and administrative accomplishments, Silver Wing Medal, Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal, Military Commendation Medals and many more. He also received various plaques, commendations and honors.
    Born on the 6th of December 1963 in Quezon City, MAJOR GENERAL ALBERTO is married to Jessica O Alberto from Catbalogan, Samar. They are blessed with two sons and two daughters.

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