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UNIT HISTORY

The 1st Forward Service Support Unit, Army Support Command, Philippine Army traces its beginning as one of the former field units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Logistics Command (AFPLC). It was organized as VIII Military Support Point, a provisional unit of AFPLC, effective 17 January 1977 pursuant to Section 1, GO Nr 3, HAFPLC dated 17 Jan 1977. It was renamed as 1st Military Support Point pursuant to Section 1, GO Nr 38, HAFPLC dated 05 July 1983.

On 01 Feb 1992, 1st Military Support Point was one among the eight (8) Military Support Points which were absorbed by the Philippine Army under the command and supervision of the then Service Support Command (SSCOM) pursuant to GO Nr 120 HAP dated 18 Feb 1992 and was subsequently renamed as 1st Forward Service Support Unit (1FSSU), SSCOM, PA. The unit was located at Camp President Elpidio Quirino in Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur inside the Ilocos Sur PNP Provincial Command with LTC JULIO E SEGAYA as its first Commanding Officer. From thereon, the unit has been providing logistical support and services to all Philippine Army units within its area of responsibility.

On December 1995, 1FSSU was transferred from its present location to Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Nueca Ecija since the insurgency problem then in Northern Luzon has been drastically decline compare with the recent years. Since then, 1FSSU has been the logistic arm of the 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army in areas of transportation, vehicles and armaments maintenance, explosive and ordnance matters, storage and issuance of supplies and other logistic activities as may directed by higher headquarters.

LINEAGE OF 1FSSU COMMANDERS

LTC JULIO E SEGAYA (QMS) PA
- 03 Jul 92 - 02 Feb 93
LTC ORLANDO S RAFAEL OS (GSC) PA
- 02 Feb 93 - 06 Oct 93
COL FROILAN O JUAN OS (GSC) PA
- 06 Oct 93 - 18 Jul 94
LTC RENATO R RAPISURA (INF) PA
- 18 Jul 94 - 16 Jul 95
LTC RUFINO F COLONEL (OS) PA
- 16 Jul 95 - 01 May 98
LTC JOHN G FERRER (INF) PA
- 01 May 98 - 30 Mar 99
MAJ PABLO B ANGELES (QMS) PA
- 30 Mar 99 - 15 Jun 99
MAJ GAMALIEL S CRUZ (OS) PA
- 15 Jun 99 - 01 Jun 00
MAJ PABLO B ANGELES (QMS) PA
- 01 Jun 00 - 30 May 01
LTC CARLO A VIGILLA (OS) PA
- 30 May 01 - 16 Jul 02
LTC REMEGIO F GRANEL QMS (GSC) PA
- 16 Jul 02 - 05 Apr 04
MAJ ROSENDO N BORJA (OS) PA
- 05 Apr 04 - 05 Jun 04
COL ELMER C PABALE OS (GSC) PA
- 05 Jun 04 - 16 Aug 06
LTC HENRY G VALEROSO QMS (GSC) PA
- 16 Aug 06 - 15 Aug 08
LTC QUIRINO F LABORTE OS (GSC) PA
- 15 Aug 08 - 02 Dec 09
COL RENATO V VERCELES QMS (GSC) PA
- 02 Dec 09 - To Date

Published by: OG6, ASCOM, PA