CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon, Commander of 6th Infantry Division, presided here this morning (June 24) the joint ceremonies on Change of Command of 6th Infantry Battalion, 37th Infantry Battalion, 6th Civil-Military Operations Battalion (CMOBn), Service Support Battalion (SSBn) and Change of Chief of Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1.

Lt. Col. Charlie C. Banaag, the outgoing Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, relinquished his position to outgoing 6th IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Clairemont W. Pinpin; Lt. Col. Banaag assumed as the new commander of 6th IB.

Lt. Col. Allen Van Estrera assumed as the Commanding Officer of 37th Infantry Battalion replacing Lt. Col. Roberto C. Go Jr.

The outgoing 6th CMOBn Commanding Officer, Lt. Col Edgardo L. Vilchez Jr. was replaced by Lt. Col. Anhouvic B. Atilano; Lt. Col. Vilchez will take command of 38th IB on June 30, 2020.

On the other hand, Lt. Col. Josue E. Erie assumed post as the Commanding Officer of SSBn replacing the Officer-in-Charge, Maj. Richard B. Somoso.

Lt. Col. Atilano, was also designated as the Division Spokesperson and the Chief of Division Public Affairs Office.

“To the outgoing principals, you have performed your very best and I commend you for meeting my expectations,” said Maj. Gen. Carreon.

Meanwhile, the Commander congratulated and welcomed the incoming principals of the units of 6th ID as he is confident with their leadership skills. “I am very confident that you will surpass all the challenges ahead of you and your unit and I will give my best to support you,” Maj. Gen Carreon stressed.

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