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Baguio boy is new commander of Philippine Marine Corps

Photo Courtesy || AFP

Cordillera - Major General Charlton Sean Gaerlan has assumed leadership of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) during a command ceremony at the Philippine Navy Headquarters in Naval Station Jose Andrada, Manila on Monday, August 15.

Major Gen. Gaerlan hails from Baguio City and a member of the Philippine Military Academy "Makatao" Class of 1989.

Prior to his new assignment, MGen. Gaerlan was the head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Education, Training and Doctrine Command (AFPETDC) – the military’s premier education and training institution.

He also served as Commander of the 3rd Marine Brigade Western Command where he was recognized as Best PMC Brigade from 2018 to 2022.

MGen Gaerlan also held several key positions in the AFP: Flag Officer’s Aide-de-Camp ken Senior Military Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives; Deputy, Marine Corps Staff for Personnel, MC1; Marine Corps Staff for Operations, MC3; Inspector General of the Philippine Marine Corps; Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Operations, N3; Director of the Naval Operations Center, Philippine Navy; ken Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, J2, GHQ, AFP. as the Marine Corps inspector general, deputy commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao, and deputy brigade commander of 2nd Marine Brigade.

MGen. Gaerlan took Masters Degree in Military Studies from the US Marine Corps Univesity of Quantico, Virginia and studied Senior Executive Course on National Security from the National Defense College of the Philippines.



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