CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – The Army’s 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division highlighted its Monday flag-raising ceremony by congratulating and recognizing 845 newly promoted Enlisted Personnel (EP) earlier today, July 29, 2019, at Headquarters 4ID, Brgy. Patag, this city.
Maj Gen Franco Nemesio Gacal, Commander of the 4th ID, pinned the new rank insignia to 25 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) assigned at the Division Headquarters.
Based on data, the 845 newly promoted diamond troopers are composed of 28 Master Sergeants, 89 Technical Sergeants, 121 Staff Sergeants, 276 Sergeants, and 331 Corporals assigned with the different units of 4id.
MGen Gacal during his speech said, “A soldier’s life, especially in the Philippine Army, is not easy for what comes along with our oath to protect our motherland are the sacrifices and the danger we must face. The hardships and sacrifices we conquer are the reasons why soldiery is not for everyone and you must always be proud to be given this rare opportunity. Bear in mind that many are called, but few are chosen.”
The same recognition and donning of ranks is also conducted by the Brigades, Battalions and other units of 4id during their Flag Raising ceremony.