Wednesday, January 20, 2021

AFP Chief Pays Homage to EastMinCom Before His Exit in February

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City
- Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay bade his farewell to the troops of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) as he sets out to end his more than three decades of military service on February 4.

Gen. Gapay expressed his gratitude to the troops for all the support he has received throughout his stint as the AFP Chief during his official visit to the Command on January 18, 2021, where he was welcomed by EastMinCom Commander Lt. Gen Jose C. Faustino Jr. along with the troops from the 10th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao, and the Tactical Operations Wing - Eastern Mindanao in a short ceremony dubbed as “Talk to Troops” held at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario Covered Court, Panacan, Davao City.

In his speech, he described the visit as “nostalgic and meaningful” as he recalled his experiences in the military service.

He also commended EastMinCom’s troops for being the top-performing Unified Command of the AFP, stressing further that he is not surprised at this outcome as the “Command gets stronger year after year.”

Gen. Gapay formally assumed AFP’s top position during the Change of Command Ceremony held on August 3, 2020, at Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Before he was appointed as the 54th AFP Chief of Staff, he served as the Commanding General of the Philippine Army, Commander of the Southern Luzon Command, Commander of the Mechanized Infantry Division, Deputy Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command, and Commander of Joint Task Force Haribon based in Davao City.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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