Thursday, February 6, 2014
FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija-President Benigno Aquino III has appointed 7th Infantry Division head Major General Hernando Delfin Carmelo Iriberri as the 56th Commanding General of the 80,000-strong Philippine Army.
He replaces Lieutenant General Noel Coballes who retires from service today.
A member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1983, Iriberri is a recipient of five Distinguished Service Stars, two Gold Cross Medals, one Long Service Medal, numerous Military Merit and Commendation Medals, Campaign Medals, and various other citations, badges, and awards both from military and civilian organizations.
Iriberri also served as Senior Military Assistant to Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Chief of the Unified Command Staff of the Southern Luzon Command.