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Igorot from Mt. Province is TOP 3 in Officer Candidate Course 56-2022

Photo Courtesy || Brent & PH Army

Cordillera - The Philippine Army has announced a total of 229 new second lieutenants of the Officer Candidate Course (OCC) Class 56 "Ikarigatak" 2022 completed the one-year training for Army officers in a graduation ceremony on October 20, 2022 at the Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac.

2LT Brent Alawas who hails from Bontoc, Mountain Province is top 3 of the graduating class. He is the son of Prime Bishop Brent Harry W. Alawas of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

The OCC is a one-year course that hones individuals to become mentally, physically, and emotionally trained future leaders of the Philippine Army. 

These individuals were among the many aspirants who applied but only the cream of the crop were recruited to undergo the OCC. Upon completion of the course, the graduates will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Philippine Army.

Meanwhile, a fellow Cordilleran from Baguio City, 2nd Lieutenant Jerald Garcia graduated Top 1 in the class.

2LT Garcia received the Secretary of National Defense Saber for graduating at the top of his class; the Commander TRADOC Leadership Saber for leadership excellence, and the Chief of Staff TRADOC Physical Proficiency Award for being the strongest cadet in the Physical Fitness Test.



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