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MGen Gan installed 2 new Battalion Commanders

In two (2) separate Change of Command Ceremonies, MGen Romeo G Gan AFP, Commander, 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division presided the installation of the new Commanding Officers for the 1st Infantry (Always First) Battalion, and 80th Infantry (Steadfast) Battalion on November 16, 2015. Lt Col Christopher C Tampus INF (GSC) PA, former Executive Officer, 202nd Bde assumed post as the Battalion Commander of 1st IB in a ceremony held at its Headquarters at Brgy. Tongohin, Infanta, Quezon at around 10:30 AM. This was followed by the assumption of Lt Col Randolph C Cabangbang INF (GSC) PA, former G7, 2ID as the Battalion Commander of 80th IB in a ceremony held at its Headquarters at Sitio Galaxy, Brgy Pinugay, Baras, Rizal at around 3:00 PM. On his messages, MGen Gan urged all Officers and troops of “Always First” and “Steadfast” Battalion to give their all-out support to their new Battalion Commander in order to continuously sustain peace and development within the 2ID’s Area of Responsibility (AOR). He also expressed his trust and confidence to the newly installed Battalion Commanders who are competent enough to handle the position as they have undergone various trainings both local and abroad. Likewise, they have gained impressive credentials on their latest assignments, according to MGen Gan. The said Change of Command Ceremonies were also attended by various stakeholders and government Officials in the areas of Rizal and Quezon Province.

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