pinning of ranks to the newly promoted personnel
By DPAO, 8ID PA
September 12, 2015
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army
conducted the pinning of ranks to the newly promoted personnel of the
Command during the flag retreat ceremony held at Openiano field on
September 11, 2015.
Major General Jet B.
Velarmino, Commander of 8ID, Col. Divino Rey C. Pabayo Jr., Chief of
Staff and Lt. Col. Noel A. Vestuir, Assistant Chief of Staff for
Personnel together with the military dependents led the pinning of
ranks to the men and women of this Command who have satisfactorily
satisfied the requirements set by the Philippine Army's Promotion
It can be recalled that at
least 1,233 personnel were promoted effective August this year wherein
433 of which are Corporals, 334 Sergeants, 358 Staff Sergeants, 71
Technical Sergeants and 27 Master Sergeants.
Candidates were selected
after looking into their Individual Evaluation record which gauged a
soldier’s competency and reputation in the service. Other requirements
which were satisfied include required minimum number of years in one's
current rank, passing grade on a competitive promotional examination,
completion of a career military occupational specialty course,
physical and Neurological-Psychological examination and Physical
Fitness Test (PFT).
Field units under this
Command are also scheduled to conduct the same activity which
symbolizes the rich military custom and tradition wherein the officers
pin new collar chevrons on the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) of the
promoted soldiers as the promotion orders are being read while in
Major General Jet B.
Velarmino, 8ID Commander, congratulated the newly promoted soldiers as
well as their families as it is expected for them to perform their
best in every endeavor as they gain more responsibilities, and be
thankful for the Father Almighty for the blessing bestowed upon the
personnel of this Command for the hard work and dedication they have
exerted through the years of service in the country.