Friday, September 9, 2016

Eastmincom's chief of staff now heads TF-Davao

From the Website of Philippine Army 

Eastmincom's chief of staff now heads TF-Davao

Davao City – Army Col. Erwin Bernard L. Neri, the former chief of unified command staff of the AFP's Eastern Mindanao Command, assumed his new post as commander of the Task Force Davao in a formal military ceremony held here, Thursday, Sept. 8.

Neri, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1988 replaced Col. Henry Robinson following the bombing incident in Davao City last Sept. 3 which left at least 14 people dead and over 60 others wounded.

Army's 10th Infantry Division (ID) Commander, Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia presided the change of command ceremony at Headquarters Task Force Davao here.

Army Chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo M Año has approved the replacement of Robinson after the bombing incident in Davao City.

Meanwhile, the relief and designation of officers in leading line units is normally done to carry out mission accomplishment above anything else. Unit commanders shall take full responsibility for anything the unit does or fails to do.

Prior to his new post, Neri also served as Deputy, Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, G7, Philippine Army and Executive Officer at the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Education and Training, OG8, Philippine Army.

He likewise commanded the 79th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, and was the Executive Officer of the 302nd Brigade, also of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Neri has a Masters Degree in Management major in Public Management from UP Baguio. #


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