CMO Regiment gets new Commander

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FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – A new commander has been installed at the Civil-Military Operations Regiment in its Headquarters at Fort Bonifacio today, December 21. Colonel Romeo Brawner Jr. relinquished his command to Colonel Facundo Palafox IV in a Change of Command Ceremony presided by Army Vice Commander, Major General Robert Arevalo.

Col Brawner was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during the ceremony for his accomplishments during his stint. Most notable of this is the strengthening of Regiment’s capability in information operations and the deployment of CMO Specialty Enabler Teams to support the campaign of different Army units. He moves on as the commander of 103rd Infantry (Haribon) Brigade based in Marawi City. He will be at the helm of securing the massive rebuilding effort being done at the city after last year’s siege.

The new commander, Col Palafox is the erstwhile Assistant Chief of Staff for CMO, G7. As the primary staff officer of the Army for CMO, he spearheaded the crafting of different policies and programs that enhanced the CMO function of the Army. His office exercises functional supervision of the CMO Regiment; in fact he is the staff that facilitated the different policy guidance and support for the transition of the Regiment from being CMO Group last year. The Regiment is in good hands under his leadership as he merely assumes direct supervision to implement the programs he laid down while G7 of the Army.

Major General Arevalo, in his speech, congratulated and thanked the new and immediate past regiment commanders for their contributions. He extended his wishes to both officers as they continue to make the Army proud in pursuing the best in their new designations.

Colonel Brawner is a member of PMA Class 1989 while Colonel Palafox belongs to PMA Class of 1990. The Civil-Military Operations Regiment is the Army’s specialty enabler unit for CMO that supports all Army units in the country.