Philippine Army fetes outgoing “Kampilan” Division Commander

The Philippine Army rendered retirement honors for 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division (6ID) Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax R. Uy who bowed out of military service last 21st of May 2022 at the division’s headquarters in Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., presided the Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony wherein Brig. Gen. Eduardo B. Gubat assumed as acting 6ID Commander, succeeding Maj. Gen. Uy who serve the Army for more than 37 years.

Maj. Gen Uy held key leadership positions in his 37-year-long service to the nation. He served as the Internal Auditor and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, J2 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; Commander of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga; and Assistant Division Commander of the 6th Infantry Division, among other key posts. Maj. Gen. Uy is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) "Makatao” Class of 1989.

Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Gubat served as Commander of the 603rd Infantry Brigade, 6ID prior to his designation as acting Kampilan Division chief. He also held key leadership posts such as commander of Task Force Gensan, and deputy commander of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade, 10ID. He is part of PMA “Sambisig” Class of 1991.

Lt. Gen. Brawner, in his keynote speech, lauded Maj. Gen. Uy for his “dedicated and outstanding service to the Philippine Army and to the Filipino people.” Aside from his combat and non-combat accomplishments, the CGPA also commended Maj. Gen. Uy for helping the Philippine National Police ensure a safe, peaceful, and orderly national and local polls in 6ID’s area of responsibility.

The Army Chief also reiterated to Kampilan officers and men his commanding guidance “SERVE” anchored on the principles of servant leadership. Lt. Gen. Brawner emphasized that the last component of his command guidance will shift from focusing on election duty to pursuing excellence in the organization. “Keep that attitude of excellence within you. Try to be the best that you can be,” the Army Chief said.

“To the 6ID officers and troops please give the same support that you have given to Maj. Gen. Uy to your new acting commander, Brig. Gen. Gubat”, the CGPA closed his remarks.

Photos: SSg Cesar P. Lopez Philippine Army/ OACPA
6th Infantry "Kampilan" Division, Philippine Army