Friday, March 11, 2016

Army ROTC to undergo administrative and tactical inspections

From the Website of Philippine Army 

Army ROTC to undergo administrative and tactical inspections

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The Army’s National Capital Regional Community Defense Group (NCRCDG) is set to conduct administrative and tactical inspections to estimated 8,000 Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from different colleges and universities in National Capital Region (NCR) on March 13 to be held at ROTC Hunters Guerrilla Parade Ground here. 

The activity dubbed as 10th Centralized Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) for SY 2015-2016 in NCR-based ROTC units is part of the pre-anniversary activities in celebration of the 119th Philippine Army founding anniversary on March 22.

Lt. Gen. Eduardo M. Año, the commanding general of the Philippine Army is expected to guest the one-day activity.

The RAATI is a yearly activity of the Philippine Army which entails actual inspection of all activated Army ROTC units nationwide. It is designed to evaluate the ROTC units in the implementation of the whole ROTC program.

The inspection aims to test the units’ degree of administrative efficiency, training management, proficiency, and quality of training attained by the cadets. These includes Administrative Inspection, Ceremonial Parade, Rank Inspection, Operation Order writing, Map Reading, Assembly and Disassembly of M16 Rifle and Cal. 45 pistol, Company Drill, Method of Instructions, Small Unit Tactics and Disaster Response and Rescue Operations.

It also intends to test the operational readiness of the ROTC units and allow the students to experience the real meaning of basic soldiery. It also a tool to attract freshmen college students to enrol ROTC program so that more Filipino citizens will join the Philippine Army Reserve Force.

The ROTC students and school administrators will also have educational tour at the Army facilities including the Museum, and the Philippine Army Murals around the HPA Grandstand. The Army Museum is open for tour to the public from March 13 to 22. #


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