Army Chief leads Special Forces anniversary celebration

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    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Army Chief Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto led the celebration of the 57th founding anniversary of the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) at its headquarters in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

    The SFR(A) is an elite Army unit with a competency on unconventional warfare operations. The members of the regiment are also highly trained in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism. Among the strengths of the regiment is its effective community relations which helped SFR(A) attain significant accomplishments in combat as well as effect enemy surrender.

    During the celebration, the SFR(A) demonstrated its airborne capability through a Skydiving Exhibition followed by an Anniversary Program proper wherein Alberto led the awarding ceremony of the regiment’s outstanding military personnel, civilian personnel, and Special Forces alumni.

    Before the awarding, Alberto donned the star-rank insignia to the Regiment Commander, Col. Lincoln Francisco T. Tagle.

    Alberto also visited the Special Forces Airborne School and had a brief talk with the students who were newly commissioned officers from the Philippine Military Academy “Mabalasik” Class of 2019 and other SFR(A) personnel. Fresh from their graduation last May, this PMA batch was directed by the Army Chief himself to undergo airborne training.

    The regiment continues to innovate and develop its capabilities in unconventional warfare to better serve its mandate. “The Philippine Army will continue to support your initiatives in sustaining your unit by giving you the best equipment and training. Together, let us move course towards becoming a world-class Army that is source of national pride,” said the Army Chief.#

    Special Forces Regiment - Airborne

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