36th Commanding General
05 December 2018 to Present
LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROZZANO DOSADO BRIGUEZ ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES began his military career in the summer of 1982. After a brief attendance at the Colegio De San Jose – Recoletos in Cebu City for his Civil Engineering course, he entered the Philippine Military Academy where he became a proud member of PMA “Sinagtala” Class of 1986. He graduated number 2 out of 174 from the academy and was the recipient of the Secretary of National Defense Saber, Chief of Staff Award, Commanding General, Philippine Air Force Award and Zobel Scholarship Award. After graduation, he joined the Philippine Air Force.
In 1986, he underwent the Military Pilot Training (MPT) at the PAF Flying School at then 100th Training Wing (now AETDC) in Fernando Air Base, Lipa City. Upon completion of his training, he once again joined PAFFS to become an Instructor Pilot enhancing his flying skills for the T-41D, SF-260M and S-211. He then transferred to 220th Airlift Wing and became Pilot-in-Command of C-130 Hercules and Nomad N22B.
Known for being cerebral, LTGEN BRIGUEZ took up several civilian and military courses here and abroad, which he all finished outstandingly well like the Aviation Officer Advance Course he took in 1996 at the US Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker Alabama, USA and his General Staff Course at then AFP Command and General Staff Course (now AFPETDCOM) where he graduated number two among 82 Officers. He also holds three Master’s Degrees with different Majors -- in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM); in Project Management at the University of New South Wales, Australia; and in Strategic Studies at the Air War College, United States Air Force Air University, Alabama, USA.
He was appointed to several significant positions in the Philippine Air Force and in the Armed Forces of the Philippines – a validation of the PAF and AFP echelons’ trust in his acumens and capabilities. He served as the Commander of Tactical Operations Group 11 (Davao); as Acting Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans and Programs, A-5; as Executive Officer, OA-5; as Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Education and Training, A-8; as Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Operations, A-3; as Deputy Wing Commander, 250th Presidential Airlift Wing; as Commandant of Cadets, Philippine Military Academy; as Chief of Air Staff, PAF; as Vice Commander, PAF; and as Commander, Western Command.
Validating the sterling accomplishments of LTGEN BRIGUEZ are several laurels and recognitions that he received in his more than three decades of steadfast military service. He is a recipient of (3) Distinguished Service Stars; Meritorious Achievement Medal; CSAFP Commendation Medal and Ribbon; Silver Cross Medal; Gawad sa Kaunlaran; (25) Military Merit Medals; (4) Military Commendation Medals; (1) Silver Wing Medal; Military Civic Action Medal; Parangal sa Kapanalig ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas; Long Service Medal; Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao-Sulu Anti-Dissidents Campaign Medal and Ribbon; KIG Campaign Medal and Ribbon; Command Pilot Rating Badge; Special Leadership Award; Human Rights Badge; and numerous Letters of Commendations, Certificates of Appreciation, Plaques and Merits.
LTGEN BRIGUEZ was born on the 17th day of January 1964 in Cebu City. He is happily married to the former Ms Elis David and they are blessed with two sons, Darwin Paul and John Lorenzo.