Wednesday, April 9, 2014

7th ID Chief Change of Command held at Fort Magsaysay

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – The 7th Infantry (Kaugnay)  Division conducted a Change of Command Ceremony and was presided by Lt. Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri, Commanding General Philippine Army (CGPA). The succession of Command was between Brig Gen Vic C Castro, Outgoing Commander 7ID, and Brgi Gen Glorioso V Miranda, the Incoming Commander 7ID held at the 7th Infantry Division Grandstand last April 2, 204 (9:a.m.)

BGen Glorioso V Miranda (AFP) assumed the position as the 24th Commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army on 02 April 2014. He is a member of Philippine Military Academy “MATIKAS” Class of 1983.

His professional military training includes: Scout Ranger Course at Scout Ranger Training Center, First Scout Ranger Regiment on 01 October 1983; Basic Airborne Course at Scout Ranger Training Center, First Scout Ranger Regiment on 01 February 1985; Intel Officer Basic Course at SITS, ISAFP on July 1986; Commando Course at CDO Training Center in UK on 01 September 1986; Infantry Officer Advance Course at Singapore on 07 November 1992; Command and General Staff Course at Command General Staff College on 24 June 2003; Joint & Combined Staff Officers Course at Joint Command and Staff College on 24 October 2003 and Master in National Security Admin at DND, AFP, NDCP on 31 August 2007.

He also finished Master in Business Administration at Isabela College on 15 April 1992 and Project Management Executive Course at AIM, Makati City on 26 January 1996.

As a brilliant and tough officer, he moved on with his career carrying excellent standard of performance, fine leadership and keen vision that resulted in remarkable accomplishment in both of his garrison and field tours of duty.

Prior to his assumption of post as 7ID Commander, his significant assignments and positions were: Battalion Commander of the 25IB, 6ID, PA from 15 February 2000 to 15 December 2002; Real Estate Officer, Central Command, AFP from 20 March  2006 to 01 October 2007; Vice Chairman Doctrine Command, Training Doctrine from 01 September 2008 to 08 May 2009; Director, Doctrine Center, TRADOC, PA from 01 September 2008 to 13 May 2009; Commandant, CSS, TRADOC, PA from 08 May 2009 to 13 May 2009; Commander, Joint Tasked Force GenSan, 10ID, PA from  04 January 2010 to 01 April 2011; Commander, 1002nd Brigade, 10ID, PA from 01 April 2011 to 16 October 2012; Assistant Commandant / Dean of Academics, AFPCGSC from 16 October 2013 to 13 February 2013 and Commander, GHQ & HSC, AFP from 18 February to 02 April 2014.

His remarkable accomplishments and achievements coupled with his strong desire for excellent service has become more evident by the awards, commendations and decorations he received. Among which are the following: four (4) Distinguished Service Stars; one (1) Distinguished Conduct Star; four (4) Gold Cross Medal,   one (1) Long Service Medals; one (1) Bronze Cross Medal; numerous Military Merit and Commendation Medals; Campaign Medals and ribbons, and various other citations, badges and awards from both military organizations and civilian institutions.

Miranda was born on 08 October 1961 in San Fernando, La Union. He is married to Carolina M Miranda and blessed with four (4) children namely; Charmaine Anne, Christine Andrea, Glen Carlo and Guian Christopher.
“We may be bounded with different faith, we may be bounded with different professions, we may be bounded with different lifestyles, and so there is lot of differences between other agencies and individual differences. I believe there is what we call common denomination: Stability and Peace.” Brig Gen Miranda said in his assumption speech.

            “I would like to thank Brig Gen Castro, the outgoing Commander 7ID for his dedication and commitment in his service especially in 7ID. Today I hand over the key to this home to a seasoned warrior and strategist in the person of Brig Gen Glorioso V Miranda the incoming Commander 7ID. I know that his vast experiences to command, leadership and management in various key positions in AFP units in the past will serve him well as he start his mind full task as Commander of 7ID.” Lt Gen. Iriberri, CGPA said in his message.

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