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Army Sharpens 9ID’s Cutting Edge



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur—The 3-day Company Commanders’ Symposium was successfully concluded after the closing ceremony held at Pilgrims Hotel, Naga City, Friday, April 6.

The said activity started on April 4 and was attended by the Company Commanders of 9ID organic, operationally controlled, and supporting units.

The conduct of the said Company Commander’s Symposium is an annual initiative under the Philippine Army’s Combat Enhancement Program. With this year’s theme “Proficient and Efficient Tactical Commanders, Key in Sustaining the Momentum”, the said activity was purposely conducted to promote the development of a well-rounded tactical leaders capable of addressing the challenges of diverse and multifaceted operational environment. Furthermore, it was focused on enhancing the tactical competence of the Company Commanders to have a broaden situational awareness in their respective area of operations

The members of the Technical Working Group coming from Headquarters, Philippine Army headed by Col. Alex S Rillera, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operation, PA G3, successfully conducted the said seminar workshop through different modules. Through the help of invited resource speakers from the military and civilian sectors, the series of lectures, presentations, workshops, and panel discussions became more productive and meaningful.

The Commander, 9ID, Maj. Gen. Jesus A. Manangquil Jr AFP, instilled to the junior officers the importance of their role in the Philippine Army organization. He further stressed that it is a must for them to strike balance between the three important aspects of commandership such as mission accomplishment, well-being of troops and maintaining the organizational development of the Philippine Army.

General Manangquil also reminded them of their duties as commander, leader, and manager of their respective units.

With effective and efficient tactical commanders on the ground, the Command is highly confident that the activity will yield positive results as 9ID intensifies its campaign in the region.