Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – A new leadership has come to the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army in the person of Brigadier General Lenard T. Agustin AFP during the Change of Command Ceremony at the 7ID Grandstand at 10:00 a.m., today.
BGen Agustin was the former Assistant Division Commander (ADC) of the Division during the stint of Major General Felimon T. Santos, Jr. AFP as Commander, 7ID.
BGen. Agustin, who is now the 28th Kaugnay Commander, is a product of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Sinagtala” Class of 1986. He has more than proven his mettle by successfully holding various positions of the different units of Armed Forces of the Philippines.
One of the positions that he held are the Chief of Staff of the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division in Tanay, Rizal before becoming the Brigade Commander of the 201st Brigade, 2ID, PA. After his stint at the 2ID, he was finally assigned here, at the Kaugnay Division, on August 2017 where he was initially designated as the ADC.
During his speech as Incoming Commander 7ID, BGen. Agustin emphasized that all of the sectors of society should play their roles to counter the insurgency problem of the country. BGen Agustin also said that he will do his best effort to continue the good leadership that MGen Santos have shown as well as the accomplishments that 7ID have achieved during his time.
BGen Agustin conveyed that while the mission should be the primary concern, the welfare of the troops should not be jeopardized.
As the Outgoing Commander 7ID, MGen. Santos Jr., AFP extended his gratitude to all men and women of 7ID. He also specifically mentioned all the stakeholders who have been very supportive to the Kaugnay Division.
The turnover ceremony was highlighted with the distribution of red roses to all ladies who are present during the ceremony as a simple celebration of Valentine’s Day.