Army installs new chief of staff for CMO
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The Philippine Army installed an experienced CMO officer as the new Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations, G7 during the change of chief office ceremony held here on Monday 8:00 a.m.
Colonel Facundo O Palafox IV formally assumed as the head of the Assistant Chief of Staff for CMO, G7, and replaced Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, Jr. who will assume command of the Army’s 202nd Infantry Brigade based in Southern Tagalog.
Brigadier General Rodel Mauro Alarcon, the Acting Army Chief of Staff presided the change of chief of office ceremony.
Palafox is the former deputy and executive officer of the G7 prior to his new position. He also served as the Squadron Commander of the 2nd Cavalry Squadron and been a Commandant of The Armor School both are under the Mechanized Infantry Division, Philippine Army.
A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1990, Palafox also holds a Master’s degree in Public Management major in Development and Security from the Development Academy of the Philippines.
Meanwhile, Col Burgos will replace Col Glorivine Dida as commander of the 202nd Infantry Brigade. Dida will assume as the Assistant Division Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, Philippine Army.
The designation of Palafox, Burgos and Dida is part of the Army’s continuing career and leadership development program for its senior officers.#