Parayno replaces Gan at Army’s 2ID

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The outgoing 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division Commander, Major General Romeo Gali Gan is a principled man with great regards to the rule of law and its contributions made a great impact to the officers and enlisted personnel not only under his command but to the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a whole. His 37 years of selfless service made an indelible mark that will be remembered.

General Gan said a leader that is worthy to be position should possess the qualities of credibility, role model, dedication and commitment to perform his assigned task. Without those qualities the direction of the objectives will be misled and difficult to attain.

Major General Gan is a member of Philippine Military Academy “Matikas” Class 1983 and will retire from military service after reaching the mandatory retirement at the age of 56.

Incoming 2nd Infantry Division Commanding General BGen Parayno is a Manileno, having been born in Paco, Manila. He is the current Commander of the Civil Relations Service, AFP and was the former Commander of the 201st Brigade under the 2nd Infantry Division

His military career started at the Philippine Military Academy where he graduated in 1985 as the top 6 graduate out of 209 cadets. After graduation, he immediately took up the Scout Ranger Orientation Course. He is also a graduate of many other courses within the Armed Forces and they include: Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Intelligence Officers Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course and the Command and General Staff Course. Internationally, he took up a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies and the International Counter-terrorism Fellows Program at the National Defense University in the United States. He also attended workshops on International Rules Governing Military Operations at the Malaysian Armed Forces and Maritime Border Security and Operation Law of Malaysia and the Philippines at the US Defense Institute of International Legal Studies.

He spent the first seven years of his career serving in Mindanao where his field expertise was honed. When he was assigned in the National Capital Region, it was to serve in various capacities at this Command – the CRSAFP – for four years, where he started as the Chief of the Admin Branch of the Office of the OCR2 back then, until being the Group Commander of the Media Affairs Group. He also became the Deputy G7 of the 7th Infantry Division. It was followed by various assignments in the NCR, Luzon and Mindanao until being posted as the 201st Brigade of the 2nd ID.

He is a recipient of many awards and decorations, highlighted by Silver Wing Medal, Bronze Cross Medal, Gawad sa Kaunlaran and Distinguished Service Stars.

He is married to Mrs. Lorelei Parayno and they are blessed with four sons. [DWDD News]



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