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59IB has new Battalion Commander

CAMP GEN. CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – The 59th Infantry (CADRE) Battalion has new Commanding Officer, following a turn-over ceremony at 59IB Café, Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal on February 4, 2019. Major General Rhoderick M Parayno AFP, Commander, 2ID led the ceremony as the Presiding General Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Melencio W Ragudo took over the responsibilities of leading the CADRE Battalion from his predecessor Colonel Georgie G Domingo who will also assume as the new Chief of Government Strategy Management Office (GSMO). MGen Parayno congratulated both the incoming and outgoing Commanders of 59IB. He also expressed his trust and confidence to LtCol Ragudo and assured that the CADRE Battalion has the full support of 2ID. The Change of Command ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. The passing of unit color from an outgoing commander to an incoming one ensures that the unit and its soldiers is never without official leadership, a continuation of trust and also signifies an allegiance of soldiers to their unit’s commander.
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