ASCOM SERGEANT MAJOR

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       SMS Ildefonso S Andam 742290 (OS) PA

    8th Command Sergeant Major, Army Support Command, Philippine Army

    SMS Ildefonso S Andam 748890 (OS) PA is the 8th Command Sergeant Major of the Army Support Command, Philippine Army. Its mission is to principal Enlisted Adviser to the Commander and a key member of his staff. He set the good example of leadership and an inspiration to his subordinates. Establish confidence and trust to his superior and subordinates thru sound judgments, and opinions and vigorously supports the decision of the Commander.

    EARLY LIFE

    The second child in a family of five, SMS Andam was born in Bgry Damires, New Lucena, Iloilo on 28 January 1967. He graduated from New Lucena Central Elementary School in 1978 and completed his secondary education at the Our Lady of Peace Academy High School in 1983 and completed tertiary education at the Western Visayas College of Science & Technology, Lapaz, Iloilo City in 1986.

    MILITARY CAREER

    SMS Andam graduated Recruit Orientation Training from Officer Preparatory & Soldier School, Training Command, Philippine Army in 1987 and was eventually assigned with the Army Support Command, Philippine Army. From 1987 to 2017 SMS Andam served duty in Maintenance Battalion, 1st Logistics Support Group, Army Support Command, Philippine Army as Crew Wrecker Operation, Mechanic, Team Leader, Chief Mechanic, First Sergeant. He was later assigned with the 1st Headquarters 1st Logistics Support Group, Army Support Command, Philippine Army as Group Sergeant Major.

    EDUCATION

    SMS Andam is a graduate of various career and military schooling such as M35A2 Vehicle Repower, Trainors Training for Mechanics of 1 ¼ Ton Truck, Small Arms Repair & Rebuild Course, Freightliner Military Wrecker Mechanic Course, Auto Mechanic & Engine Overhauling, Infantry NCO Basic Course, & Ordnance Service Advance Course , he took his Sergeant Major Course at AFP Command & General Staff College, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City in 18 September 2015.

    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

    As a testament to his exemplary performance of duty, he garnered several military awards and commendations. Several Military Merit Medals (MMM), Military Commendation Medals (MCM) and Military Civic Action Medals (MCAM) and he also received a Combat “Kagitingan” Badge and among other badges and awards. He also a recipient of Outstanding Achievement Medal, Letters of Commendations, Certificates and Plaques of Appreciation both from military and civilian sectors.

    FAMILY

    SMS Andam is happily married to Luisa Surmieda Andam of Sta Barbara, Iloilo Blessed with a loving daughter – Sheryle, Shela, Shenna Mae and loving Son Armeo, Ariel, Arnold, Arjie, Arjhun.

    To date, Senior Master Sergeant Andam has rendered a total of thirty Six (36) years in the active service and is set to retire on 28 January 2023.

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