Friday, July 8, 2016

JTF-NCR Commander BGen Alobba retires


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JTF-NCR Commander BGen Alobba retires


CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City
– The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) will honor its Commander 10 a.m. tomorrow, July 4 at the GHQ Parade Grounds here. 
 
BGen Apolinario Y Alobba, who is set to retire on July 5 after more than 38 years of military service, will relinquish his post to his Deputy Commander Col Vicente Gregorio B Tomas in an acting capacity.

Alobba, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1982, spent most of his time in Mindanao through numerous tours of duty, particularly in the 1st Infantry ‘Tabak’ Division.

Prior to his leadership of the JTF-NCR, he served as the Commander of the 101st Infantry Brigade based in Zamboanga Del Norte. He was also the Chief of Staff of 1st ID and before that, the Deputy Brigade Commander of the 403rd Infantry Brigade in Bukidnon.

BGen Alobba earned various awards including the prestigious Philippine Legion of Honor, three Distinguished Service Stars, Bronze Cross Medals, and numerous Military Merit and Commendation Medals.

Meanwhile, Col Tomas, member of the PMA Sandiwa Class of 1985, was previously assigned as Chief of Staff of the 2nd Infantry Division in Tanay, Rizal.

He is a Cavalry Officer who served as Commander of the 5th Light Armor Battalion and Contingent Commander of the 12th Philippine Contingent to Liberia.




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