Six (6) PAF Officers Promoted

Air Force Chief of Air Staff, BGen Raul L Dimatatac AFP, presided over the Joint Change of Office Ceremony for Office for the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Civil Military Affairs A-7 and Office of the Special Studies today at 11:00 o’clock in the morning at the Hall of Flags, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

Pasay City  His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III has approved the promotions of six senior military officers to the next rank, the Philippines Air Force (PAF) announced today.

According to PIO Director Lt Col Miguel Ernesto G Okol PAF, along with CG, PAF MGen Lauro Catalino G Dela Cruz AFP who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General; The following officers also got their well deserved promotion they are: BGen Edgardo Rene C Samonte AFP to Major General. Also given their first star by the President are Air Force Colonel Julius Ceasar M Guillermo PAF (GSC), Col Salvador Melchor B Mison Jr PAF (GSC), Col Rolando G Jungco PAF (GSC) and Col Virgilio A Hernandez PAF (GSC).

Now a Brig General, Guillermo is the current Commander of 420th Airlift Wing, BGen Mison is the Wing Commander of 220thAirlift Wing, BGen Jungco is the Adjutant General and BGen Hernandez is the Deputy Chief of Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces while MGen Samonte is the Commander of Air Education and Training Command base in Lipa City, Batangas.

The Command rendered Lt General Dela Cruz AFP, Commanding General Philippine Air Force full military honors after his donning of ranks at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The Vice Commander MGen Renato Lorenzo A Sanchez AFP, was the military host.

The Air Force Inspector General MGen Carlix P Donila AFP led the welcoming party with Chief of Air Staff BGen Raul Dimatatac AFP, Air Force Internal Audit BGen Romeo D Taguinod AFP, CJVAB Unit Commanders, and HPAF Staff as members.

The stars on their shoulders are a fitting reminder of the greater expectations and responsibilities that come their way.