Infantry units of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Western and Central Visayas are expected to get more manpower, as 279 soldier aspirants started their basic military training at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.
This was after the conversion of the 12th Infantry (Cadre) Battalion into a maneuver battalion, more than 500 enlisted personnel of which are now undergoing organizational training in the same military camp.
Capt. Cenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesman, said yesterday that the aspiring soldiers, who successfully passed the strict and meticulous selection processing standard by the Philippine Army, will undergo rigid training under the Candidate Soldier Course and Jungle Warfare and Mountain Operations Course.
Pancito said the staff of the 3rd Division Training School handled the candidate soldiers who are expected to undergo six military months, before they are assigned to various 3ID infantry units.
Maj. Gen. Eric Vinoya, 3ID commander, expressed his gratitude to the 279 Candidate Soldiers for taking the challenge and the risks of soldiery, and to their families and relatives for supporting the aspirants in their decision to join the noble profession of arms.*
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