Army intelligence veteran is new Armed forces chief

first_imgSantos has also helmed the 11thIntelligence Service Unit based in Davao City. Santos is a member of PhilippineMilitary Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986 and spent most of his junior yearswith the Mindanao-based 39th Infantry Battalion.  Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdeaconfirmed the appointment of Santos replacing General Noel Clement, who is setto retire this month after a three-month stint as military chief. MANILA – Eastern Command chiefLieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr. will take over the leadership of the ArmedForces of the Philippines. Duterte skipped the change of commandceremony when Clement assumed the 3-month leadership of the military inSeptember./PN President Duterte will attend turnoverceremonies between Santos and Clement on Saturday, said Sen. Christopher “Bong”Go, the President’s former special assistant. Among Santos’ previous posts were Chiefof Operations of Central Command in Visayas; 703rd Infantry Brigade Commanderin Central Luzon; Battalion Commander of 63rd Infantry Battalion in SamarProvince; and Assistant Division Commander of 6th Infantry Division, PhilippineArmy in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Awang Maguindanao. Eastern Command chief Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr. He was the former commander of the 7thInfantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Fort Ramon Magsaysay, NuevaEcija.last_img read more