The 1st DCAU, in charge of the administrative affairs of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary (CAA) units in the area of responsibility of 1ID, will be led by Lt. Col. Rufino De Leon, the former 5th Infantry (Duty Bound) Battalion commander.
During his assumption speech, De Leon vowed to do his best to effectively and efficiently manage the unit.
The activation also created an additional one companies each infantry battalions in the area of operations of 1ID.
JUNGLE WARFARE MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS COURSE
After the Activation, the newly graduated 417 Privates will now undergo a six-week Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course (JWMOC) immediately after its opening ceremony.
Brig. Gen. Bagnus Gaerlan Jr, the 1st Infantry Division acting commander and the keynote speaker of the joint ceremony, lauded the CAAs and Cadres for their accomplishments and valuable services rendered in sustaining the peace in Western Mindanao.
He also challenged the Privates to train hard in order to be successful in their career.
“You will be trained to fight, to think, to follow orders and to win. Take it seriously because you are the cutting edge and future of the AFP in its pursuit of peace and development in our country”, Gaerlan added.