SERGEANT MAJOR, PHILIPPINE ARMY

    SMSCMS Roberto D Gimenez 738974 (Cav) PA was born on August 16, 1963 in Pakil, Laguna. He is the 3rd child among the eleven children of Engr Domingo Catarroja Gimenez of Macalelon, Quezon and Dolores Kahinhinan Dalena of Pakil, Laguna.

    He entered the military service on 01 August 1986 with the then Light Armor Brigade based at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. His first assignment is with the 4th Light Armor Battalion, Light Armor Brigade, Philippine Army (now 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division). He is a true blooded “Mounted Warrior” since his enlistment up to the time he assumed his new position.

    During his formative year as a Private, he already assumed multiple positions: Clerk / Typist, Combat Vehicle Crew (RTO / Gunner) and CI Operative. As he advance on his military career, he was entrusted the different position of responsibility such as Combat Vehicle Commander, Intelligence NCO (Company and Battalion); Production NCO, OG2, LABde; Instructor; Squad Leader; Platoon Sergeant; Budget & Fiscal NCO; Pre-Audit NCO, Management NCO and Chief Clerk of OG6, Light Armor Division and MFO, Mechanized Infantry Division until his designation as Battalion Sergeant Major, 4th Light Armor Battalion, Light Armor Division on 01 September 2012; Squadron Sergeant Major, 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division on 01 April 2013. He became the Command Sergeant Major of Mechanized Infantry Division on 01 July 2014. As a Sergeant Major, he also became a member of the different boards representing the EP Corps. He assumed position of Philippine Army Command Sergeant Major effective 02 February 2016.

    He underwent different schooling and trainings among them: Armor EP Basic Course; Tactical Intelligence NCO Course; Scene of Crime Examiner Course; and Military Intelligence NCO Course where he graduated Number One. He also took up other specialization courses, seminars, symposium, forum and trainings on Armor Operation; Resource Management; Intelligence; and NCO Leadership. He finally took up the AFP Sergeant Major Course and belongs to AFPSMC “Motivators” Class 06 – 2012. On his graduation, he was conferred the following awards: Vice Chief of Staff Award; Commanding General, Philippine Army Award; Best Staff Study Award and Seminar Academic Excellence Certificate. He continue his civilian schooling through the Extended Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEAP) and finally earned his BS Criminology on April 2017.

    He is a recipient of numerous awards and decorations: Distinguish Service Medal. Bronze Cross Medal; Gawad sa Kaunlaran; (11) Military Merit Medal; (35) Military Commendation Medal; Campaign Medal and Ribbon; Military Civic Action Medal; Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal; AFP Conduct Medal; Long Service Medal; Personnel Readiness Badge (Gold); other medals, ribbons and badges. He also received numerous Letter of Commendation; Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation. He’s been adjudged as Best EP CY 2003 of the Light Armor Brigade, Philippine Army.

    CMS Gimenez is married to the former Olivia Adarlo Tuico with residence at 12H Lopez Jaena street, Brgy San Jose, Pasig City. They are blessed with four (4) children (2 boys / 2 girls) namely Jeffrey Oliver; Robert Jason; Khrsna Liane and Jenifer Marie. All are college graduate and currently employed two (2) in government hospital and two (2) in private company as call enter agents.

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