Army installs new 6ID Commander


    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army installed the new commander of the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division today, June 28 at Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin, Sinsuat Maguindanao.

    In a change of command ceremony, Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto presided the turnover of the command symbol from the outgoing Maj. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana, who had just assumed leadership of the Western Mindanao Command, to incoming Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon.

    Prior to his assumption, Carreon first served as the commander of the 601st Infantry Brigade in 2017, the Joint-Task Force General Santos in 2016, and the 40th Infantry Battalion in 2007.

    His staff positions include the Assistant Chief of Unified Staff for Intelligence, U2, of the National Capital Region Command in 2010, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G3, of the 6th Infantry Division.

    Aside from being a Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang” class of 1987 graduate, he also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo De Manila University and a Diploma in Internal Development and Security from the Development Academy of the Philippines. He also accomplished a Senior Executive Course on National Security from the Department of National Defense and the Command and General Staff Course from Training and Doctrine Command, Philippine Army.

    The 6ID specializes in conducting intensified internal security operations against lawless elements in Central Mindanao while serving the people and keeping the peace in the area.

    “As the provinces and communities under your watch move forward in the development and progress, remember the pledge you made and the people who rely on your excellence and professionalism. Every contribution you make also builds up our effort to make the Philippine Army a more agile force to win our battles against all threats,” said Alberto.#





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