officer gets recognition for exemplary performance
DPAO, 8ID PA
January 13, 2020
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan,
Samar – An Army Reserve Officer from the 8th Regional Community
Defense Group, Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) Camp Downes, Ormoc
City was given recognition by the 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers)
Division, Philippine Army during the Flag Raising ceremony at the
Openiano Field this morning, January 13, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
1Lt. Pedro R. Abong, Jr.
(Res.) was recognized for his outstanding accomplishment and
proficiency during the conduct of Pistol and Rifle Marksmanship
Training at 8ID Firing Range from December 5-6, 2019.
Among the 135 reservist
shooters, 1Lt. Abong garnered a perfect score of 100 points and was
adjudged a “top gun” by the training directorate.
Brig. Gen. Ramil M. Bitong
AFP, Assistant Division Commander personally awarded the Certificate
of Recognition to 1Lt. Abong. He was assisted by Col. Ferdinand S.
Razalan, Assistant Division Commander for Reservist and Retiree
1Lt. Abong was grateful
and proud for the recognition bestowed to him by the Command.
“It is just fitting to
acknowledge the accomplishments made by our men from reserve force.
As volunteers without compensation, they continue to carry on the
dynamic and full interchange of support between the military and
civilians. They continue to be our reliable partners in support
operations as to nation-building, humanitarian assistance and
disaster response,” in a statement made by Brig. Gen. Bitong.