Peace activist takes helm of 6th Infantry Division

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Major General Carlito ‘Charlie’ G. Galvez Jr. was officially designated as the Commander of the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division last September 12.

Gen. Galvez was the Battalion Commander of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion which was engaged in a series of bloody gunbattles with Abu Sayyaf terrorists in Basilan and Sulu from 2000-2002. Under his leadership, the unit was adjudged as the Best Scout Ranger Battalion for two consecutive years. The unit is known for having three Medal for Valor awardees and five awardees of The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers coming from its ranks.

Galvez earned his first Gold Cross award and Wounded Personnel Medal as a junior officer, while fighting communist bandits in Davao in mid 1980s. He is also a fellow of Eisenhower Fellowships, USA.

He attended courses at the Asian Institute of Management and Harvard University. He is a member of PMA ‘Sandiwa’ Class of 1985.

Having seen the ugly face of armed conflicts, Gen. Galvez is also a peace advocate. He once served as a member of the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) that monitors the GRP-MILF Peace Process. (rangercabunzky)

More news at: Philstar

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