Infantry (Sandiwa) Battalion on May 16, 2016.
The said ceremony which started at around 10:00 AM was held at Headquarters, 85IB stationed at Brgy. Villa Principe, Gumaca, Quezon.
Col Domingo is a member of PMA Class “Bigkis Lahi” 1990 and the former Executive Officer of 201st
Infantry Brigade, 2ID.
On the said occasion, MGen Gan congratulated both the incoming and outgoing Commanders of 85IB. He also challenged Col Domingo to equal or even surpass the achievements of his predecessor, and assured that the Sandiwa battalion has the full support of 2ID.
Meanwhile, LTC Simeon S Talosig INF (GSC) PA, the outgoing Commander of 85IB was awarded with Military Merit Medal (Interim), and two (2) Command Plaques from 2ID and 201st
Bde for his invaluable services rendered in a position of major responsibility as Commanding Officer of 85IB.
He was also awarded with Plaque of Recognition from the Office of the Municipal Council of Gumaca for his active support and participation on the peace and development efforts of the Municipality of Gumaca.
The said activity was attended by Col Lenard T Agustin INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 201st
Bde, LTC Ernest John C Jadloc INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 74th
IB, and other members of General, Technical and Special Staff of 2ID along with the local Officials and various stakeholders in the Province of Quezon.
In a Change of Command Ceremony, MGen Romeo G Gan AFP, Commander, 2ID installed Col Georgie C Domingo INF (GSC) PA as the new Battalion Commander of 85