Friday, April 22, 2016

Iriberri retires from service; Miranda becomes acting AFP Chief of Staff

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Iriberri retires from service; Miranda becomes acting AFP Chief of Staff

After 37 years and 21 days, General Hernando Delfin Carmelo A Iriberri, AFP, Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines, retired from military service in a Change of Command and Retirement Ceremonies at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo on his 56th birthday, April 22, 2016.

He relinquished his post to AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda who is now the acting Chief of Staff of AFP.

Both Iriberri and Miranda are members of Philippine Military Academy “Matikas” Class of 1983.
Iriberri served as AFP Chief of Staff for about nine months since his assumption in July 10, 2015. He is the 46th AFP Chief of Staff.

Transformation advocate

Supporting the Armed Forces’ transformation and sustained improvement of the Filipino soldier’s well-being were among the priorities of Iriberri’s leadership as AFP Chief of Staff.

Under his leadership, the AFP’s modernization was on its zenith with the arrival of newly-acquired weapons and equipment including our first fighter jets and new combat utility UH-1D helicopters for our Air Force, more than 100 armored personnel carriers for our Army and three Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels for our Navy.

He served as the 56th Commanding General of the Philippine Army before becoming AFP Chief of Staff. He institutionalized reforms under the Army Transformation Roadmap; implemented the Army capability upgrade program; worked for the advancement of the organization as a decisive force; and elevated competency levels of ground troops.

His combat and garrison duties include: 22nd Commander of the Army's 7th Infantry Division; Commander of 503rd Infantry Brigade in the Cordillera region; and Chief of United Command Staff, Southern Luzon Command. He was also designated as Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of National Defense, Department of National Defense.

In 2000, he also served as the Chief of the Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs and designated as the Army Spokesperson.

He completed courses in: Strategic Human Resource Management Course at the Asian Institute of Management; International Visitor Leadership Program at the United States Department of State; United Nations Staff Officer Course in Sweden; Master of Management in Defense Studies at the University of Canberra in Australia; and the Australian Command; and Staff Course also in Canberra, Australia.

From Vice to Acting Chief of Staff

Lt. Gen. Miranda assumed the position as the 46th Vice Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines on 08 Mar 2016. Prior to his current position, he served as the 26th Commander of the Northern Luzon Command, Armed Forces of the Philippines on 13th August 2015.

He is a Scout Ranger, a Paratrooper, an Infantry and Intelligence officer with commando training in the United Kingdom and Singapore. He has two Master Degrees namely Master National Security Administration and Master in Business Administration.

As a brilliant and battle tested officer, he moved on with his career bearing intelligible trait of standards of excellence, fine leadership acumen and perceptive vision which resulted to significant accomplishments in both his garrison and field tours of duty.

He is a recipient of The Distinguished Conduct Star for conspicuous courage and gallantry in action, four Distinguished Service Stars for services rendered in positions of major responsibility, four Gold Cross Medals for gallantry in combat and numerous other badges and awards from both military organizations and civilian institutions.

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