CAMP GEN MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – In a Change of Office Ceremony held at Sierra Madre Officer’s Clubhouse (SMOCH), Headquarters, 2ID on April 27, 2015, Col Lenard T Agustin GSC (INF) PA was installed as the new Chief of Staff of 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division, Philippine Army.
MGen Romeo G Gan AFP, Commander, 2ID, served as the presiding general officer on the said ceremony which started at 1:00 pm. It was attended by Commanders of subordinate Brigades and Battalions, Post Unit Commanders and Chief of Offices of the Command.
On his message, MGen Gan expressed his trust and confidence to Col Agustin in leading his staff well in pursuit of organizational transformation and lasting peace within the 2ID’s AOR.
Prior to his assignment at 2ID, Col Agustin was assigned at 6th ID, PA as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Education, G8 and Deputy G3. He was also designated thrice as Commanding Officer of Division Training School, 20th Infantry Battalion and 63rd Infantry Battalion at 8th Infantry Division. More so, he was assigned as Ex-O and later on as Deputy ARMO, PA and CRS, AFP where he served as the Deputy Commander for close to three (3) years.
Col Agustin and his predecessor, Col Rolando C Manalo GSC (INF) PA who will be assigned at 7th ID as Division Inspector General, are both members of PMA “Sinagtala” Class of 1986.
Earlier than the said formal ceremony, a Bienvenida & Despedida party in honor of both the incoming and outgoing Chief of Staff was held at 59 Café on April 26, 2015 which started at 6:00 in the evening.