Gaerlan1Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – August 30, 2022

The Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Charlton Sean Gaerlan paid a courtesy call on Western Mindanao Command Chief Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr. on August 30, 2022.


Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. received Maj. Gen. Gaerlan at the Laong Laan Hall located at WestMinCom Headquarters, Camp Navarro, Calarian, this city. Brig. Gen. Arturo Rojas, Deputy Commander for External Defense Operations; Col. Elmer Suderio, Chief of Unified Command Staff; and the Command Staff joined the WestMinCom Commander in welcoming the distinguished visitor.


The two top-ranking military officers discussed the importance of the presence of marine forces in the area and their role in maintaining peace and stability in the Mindanao region. Lt. Gen. Rosario also lauded the invaluable contribution of the marine troops in the mission accomplishment of the command. They also exchanged words of appreciation and commendation.


Maj. Gen. Gaerlan assumed as the 35th Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps on August 15. He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Makatao” Class of 1989.

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