Friday, January 22, 2016

Army's Special Operations Command celebrates Silver Anniversary

From the Website of Philippine Army 

Army's Special Operations Command celebrates Silver Anniversary

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The Special Operations Command (SOCOM) of the Philippine Army will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on January 22, 2016 in Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.

On its 25th year, SOCOM continues to provide committed and excellent service to the country and the people.

SOCOM is a home to the Army's elite forces - the First Scout Ranger Regiment, the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne), and the Light Reaction Regiment. Since its establishment, SOCOM units have figured prominently in most AFP campaigns.

The mission of SOCOM is to organize, train, equip, and sustain the Army's special operation forces in the conduct of special operations in support to the Army mission.

The First Scout Ranger Regiment, popularly known as the Scout Rangers, specializes in anti-guerilla warfare. The Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) are also trained in counter-insurgency operation, primarily in unconventional warfare and psychological warfare operations. They are referred to as the "Silent Warriors". The Light Reaction Regiment, on the other hand, is the Army's premier frontliner in counter-terrorism operations.

One of the highlights of the 25th Anniversary celebration is the recognition of personnel who distinguished themselves both in combat and administrative duties.

"I congratulate the brave and dedicated soldiers of the Special Operations Command on the occasion of their Silver Anniversary. I urge you all to continue working for the attainment of our mission. Let us deliver more this 2016 to guarantee and sustain the gains we have achieved," said Lt Gen Eduardo M Año, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army. #


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