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245 new soldiers added to 11th ID

ANOTHER 245 soldiers were added to the 11th Infantry “Alakdan” Division after completing the Infantry Orientation Course (INFOC) at the division’s Training School in Camp Bud Datu, Barangay Tagbak, Indanan, Sulu on September 30

In a statement, Col. Leomar Jose M. Doctolero, Division Training School commandant, said of the 15 of the new soldiers are women and that 230 of them are residents of the province.

Ceremonial entrustment of firearms as a symbol of the responsibility of the newly-graduated soldiers.

“Pvt. Elmark Trasporte, who gained an average grade of 97.53%, graduated number 1 of their class while Pvt. Jick-jick Taccaban and Pvt. Jammal Sulaiman ranked number 2 and Top 3,” Doctolero added in reference to those who topped the course.

Sulu First District Rep. Samier A. Tan officiated the oath-taking of the new soldiers as the lawmaker was welcomed by Maj. Gen . Ignatius N. Patrimonio, commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu and the division.

Tan said in his speech: “Kayo ay nabigyan ng tamang ensayo at edukasyon ng Mastal Training School upang maging mabuting sundalo at public servant. Ang pagbibigay sa inyo ng inyong armas ay sumisimbolo ng isang responsibilidad at mandato para sa pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan sa ating bansa at sa probinsya ng Sulu.”

“Mahalin at alagaan natin ang ating sarili, pamilya, at serbisyo. Higit sa lahat, magtulungan tayo sa ating iisang layunin na mabigyan ng mapayapang pamumuhay at kaunlaran ang ating mga kababayan dito probinsya ng Sulu,” he said.

Patrimonio also lauded the personnel running the training school for their sacrifices and dedication in its operations.

Maj. Gen. Ignatius N. Patrimonio, Commander of the 11th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu congratulated the newly graduate soldiers for their dedication and perseverance in order to be combat-ready prior their deployment.

“I congratulate the Commandant of the 11DTS and its training directorate for successfully conduct of the INFOC Class 05-2022 and making the 245 graduates combat-ready, skilled, and competent soldiers,” he added as he welcomed the new graduates.

Also present during the event were Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Batara Jr., commander of 1103rd Brigade; Brig. Gen. Giovanni T. Franza, commander of the 1102nd Infantry Brigade, Col. Jose Emmanuel Mariano, assistant division commander for Reservists and Retirees Affairs, and other senior officers of the task force.



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