The 10th Infantry “Steady On” Battalion will now be led by Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson, the former Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations of the command.
He replaced Lt. Col. John Andrada who also assumed as the commanding officer of the 97th Infantry “Kalasag-Lahi” Battalion.
Lt. Col. Rufino De Leon, who turned over the command of 97th IB to Lt. Col. Andrada, will now be the commanding officer of 5th Infantry “Duty Bound” (CADRE) Battalion and replaced Lt. Col. Ryan Severo who is set to be assigned in Higher Headquarters.
The three newly assumed commanding officers were scout rangers and a graduate of Command and General Staff Course, one of the requirements for the battalion commander position.
Maj. Gen. Roberto Ancan, commander of the 1st Infantry Division, congratulated the outgoing battalion commanders for the job well done.
Ancan also challenged the new battalion commanders and urged them to use their full potential and apply the best practices that they have learned from the length of their experiences and from the various educations and trainings they’ve taken.
“Stay focus on your role as commander in the accomplishment of mission and the welfare of your men as well. Let us work together for the success of the 1st Infantry Division”, Ancan concluded.