Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Education has new Chief

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Office of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Education (G8) gets its new chief here today, August 5, 2020.

    The Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana presided the change of chief of office ceremony between the outgoing Col. Krishnamurti A. Mortela to the incoming Col. Nelson C. Aluad.

    Aluad is the Executive Officer of G8, PA since April 2019 and headed various posts in the Army Artillery Regiment (AAR) as well as in the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). He served as the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Field Artillery Battalion and Commandant of Artillery Training School. A member of the Philippine Military Academy “Bantay Laya” Class of 1994, he holds a Master’s degree in Development Management and a Master’s degree in Public Management Major in Development Security. Furthermore, he successfully completed the Armed Forces of the Philippine Command and General Staff Course in 2015, the Training of Trainers for Law of Armed Conflict Military Instructors in 2007 and Australian and Military Familiarization Course in 2004.

    The CGPA also lauded G8’s accomplishment under the leadership of Mortela wherein the office was able to facilitate bilateral trainings with countries such as Russia, Israel, and the United Kingdom. More so, initiatives on course programs like the Combat Leadership Enhancement Program (CLEP), 22K Scholarship Program, and organizational training of units and divisions sustained the command’s ground forces. The office also pursued the empowerment of non-commissioned officers and initiated the sniper qualification training of all Army units. A member of PMA “Tanglaw-Diwa” Class of 1992, Mortela is set to assume as commander of the 701st Infantry Brigade.

    “’The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle’ —so true especially when we want to win wars. And, to enable our force employer to triumph over adversary should always be the goal of G8. The Army rely on you to put a premium on the readiness of our soldiers by facilitating their needed education and training. For country and people, let us enable our troops to win our wars!” said Sobejana in his closing remarks.

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