BGEN RONNIE SEXON EVAGELISTA is the 36th Commander of Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines.
GEN EVAGELISTA was born on 23 May 1964 in Montalban,Rizal. He is a proud member of the PMA “Sinagtala” Class of 1986.
Prior to his current post, he was the Deputy Commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command AFP. His other prior assignments includes Commander of the Special forces Regiment airborne SOCOM Philippine Army, Commanding General Officer of 6th Special Forces Battalion, Special Forces Regiment Airborne, SOCOM PA stationed in Bohol, Commanding Officer of Light Reaction Battalion, SOCOM PA; Commandant of Special Forces School Special Forces Regiment Airborne, SOCOM PA; Assistant Chief of Staff for Comptrollership National Capital Region Command GHQ, AFP; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G3, SOCOM PA.
Aside from his Bachelor of Science degree from the Philippine Military Academy, BGEN EVANGELISTA also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from National College of Business Administration. He also had undergone various schoolings both local and abroad. His Foreign courses include Joint Transition Course, Joint Professional Military Education Phase II both in National Defense University and Special Forces Qualifying Course, all in USA. He also finished Scout Ranger Course, Special Operation Course, Infantry officer Basic Course, Parachute Packing Maintenance and Air Delivery Course, Jump Master Course, Basic Military Scuba Diving Course and Command and General Staff Course.
Over the course of his career, he received numerous awards and decorations including Distinguished Service Stars, Gawad sa kaunlaran Medals, Bronze Cross Medal an Numerous Merit and Commendation Medals.
He is happily married to Jeanny Tadena Evangelista and they are blessed with three sons, namely: Mark Kevin, Mark Dave and Mark Bill.
BGEN RHODERICK M PARAYNO AFP is a Manileno, having been born in Paco, Manila. He was the Commander of the 201st Brigade under the 2nd Infantry Division prior to becoming the 35th Commander of Civil Relations Service.
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 Officer 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 whom many of us know as Ma’am Tweetums, and they are blessed with four sons.