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Brawner is New Commanding General of Philippine Army

Major General Romeo S Brawner Jr., the Commander of the 4th Infantry Division (4ID), is the newly appointed Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA).

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed his appointment as CGPA effective today, December 7, 2021.

Maj. Gen. Brawner is the new CGPA

Maj. Gen. Brawner is a member of the Philippine Military Academy โ€œMakataoโ€ Class of 1989. Under his leadership, the 4ID neutralized high-ranking CTG personalities in Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions including Jorge Madlos alias Ka Oris, head of the NPA’s National Operational Command. Ka Oris’ neutralization demoralized their ranks resulted in a series of surrenders and seizure of firearms nationwide.

The unit also significantly reduced the CPP-NPA presence in their areas of responsibility in compliance with the directive of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to eradicate insurgency by the end of his term.

Army Commanding General and Chief of Staff, AFP Lt. Gen. Andres Centino welcome Maj. Gen. Brawner’s designation as the new CGPA.

“The Philippine Army congratulates Maj. Gen. Brawner on his appointment. As a competent and dedicated commander and leader, the Philippine Army is in good hands with Maj. Gen. Brawner at the helm,” Lt. Gen. Centino said.

Photo courtesy: 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, Philippine Army

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