CSAFP installs new 4th Infantry Division (4ID) commander

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila - The Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP) installed the new commander of 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division (4ID) yesterday, July 5, 2021 at Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City.

    Gen. Cirilito Sobejana presided the turnover of the command symbol from outgoing 4ID commander Maj. Gen. Andres Centino to incoming Maj. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr.

    Maj. Gen. Brawner is a member of Philippine Military Academy “Makatao” Class of 1989 and was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Financial Management prior to his current post. He also served as the Commandant of Cadets in PMA; Commander of the 103rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; Commander of Civil-Military Operations (Provisional); Chief of Staff of 6th Infantry Division; and Chief of Staff Joint Task Force Central, West Mindanao Command. He also completed the Command and General Staff Course and graduated with an MBA Management of Technology from Asian Institute on Technology in Thailand as well as Master of Science in Information Management from Ateneo De Manila University.

    On the other hand, Maj. Gen. Centino is currently the 64th Commanding General, Philippine Army. During his stint as 4ID Commander, the Diamond Division successfully conducted combat operations to sustain the peace and security in Northern Mindanao. He led the command in sustaining its efforts on Focused Military Operations (FMO) that sums up to 184 armed engagements. The FMO led to several neutralization of CPP-NPA-Terrorist members. The Division also conducted Community Support Program that were key in helping Geographically Isolated Disadvantage Areas and other CNT affected barangays to develop in becoming disaster and conflict resilient communities.

    “Leaders come and go, but our purpose, the very reason why we do what we do, will always be the same, that is to serve the people and secure the land,” said the CSAFP. “I wish every Diamond trooper all the best. I am counting on all of you to aspire for excellence,” he added.#

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    4th Infantry "Diamond" Division, Philippine Army

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