CGPA shares leadership advice to newly Army minted officers

Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., shared three key advice anchored on the servant leadership to the Army’s newly minted officers who hurdled the eight-month Officer Candidate Course-Reserve Officer Training Corps (OCC-ROTC) that culminated at the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) headquarters in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac on June 21, 2022.
”First, let integrity serve as your core identity in the service. As leaders, set the example by always doing what is right. This will serve as the standard among your troops,” the CGPA remarked. “Second, instill in yourselves the virtue of loyalty. As vanguards of freedom, you must always remember your ultimate reason for entering the noble profession of arms, and that is to serve our people and secure the land. Third, remain dedicated to your duty. As incoming platoon leaders, always remember that the country’s envisioned goal of security and stability lies on your strength and your very shoulders,” the CGPA told the incoming platoon leaders.
The Army Chief likewise lauded the Officer Candidate School of TRADOC, the source of Army standards, for producing excellent and competent officers grounded on professional military values.
The OCC-ROTC program is a new officer recruitment system that takes in college graduates who have completed the Probationary Office Training Course (POTC) program handled by the Reserve Command. The Army’s incoming platoon leaders come from various provinces all over the country. They have diverse academic and professional backgrounds ranging from civil engineering, pharmacy, criminology, agriculture, and marine technology.
Photos: Pfc. Rodgen V. Quirante Philippine Army/ OACPA