Wednesday, June 8, 2011
MAJOR GENERAL RUSTICO OBZUM GUERRERO AFP 25th Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps
Former Joint Task Force Comet Commander then Brigadier General Rustico O Guerrero AFP assumed as the 25th Commandant of the elite Philippine Marine Corps in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on August 24, 2010.
Now Major General, Rusty, as fondly called by his friends and colleagues replaced then Major General now Lieutenant General Juancho M Sabban AFP in a simple yet meaningful ceremony with former Acting Flag Officer in Command, Navy Vice Admiral Danilo M Cortez as presiding officer and guest of honor. LGen Sabban is now assigned as Commander of the Western Command in Palawan Province.
MGen Guerrero is a member of the PMA Class 1981. He finished his Masters of Military Study and Command and Staff College in Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, USA. He also finished his Foreign Officers Tactical Intelligence Course in Queensland, Australia. He also took tactical, operational and strategic command courses in military institutions in the country.
He assumed key positions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines such as Commanding Officer of the 1st Marine Brigade which is stationed in Basilan Province, Superintendent of the Marine Corps Training Center, Chief of Staff of the Philippine Marine Corps and Chief of Plans and Policy Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training, J8.
Under the helm of Major General Guerrero, the Philippine Marine Corps steps forward to the accomplishment of its mission as the nation's force of choice, fully implementing the Fleet-Marine Doctrine on Operations and the Internal Peace and Security Plan (Bayanihan Campaign).
1Lt Cherryl Pontillas Tindog PN(M)
Marine Corps Public Affairs Office
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