The Army's 3rd Infantry Division will soon deploy 240 neophyte soldiers to its infantry units in regions 6 and 7.
Capt. Eduardo Precioso, 3ID Public Affairs Office chief, said that the 240 soldiers yesterday completed the six-month Candidate Soldier Course cross trained with the Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course training, held at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.
The 3ID has two infantry battalions deployed in Negros Island, and beefed up by two Negros Island Geographical Battalions.
Precioso said they will be deployed in Western and Central Visayas to sustain the peace and order in the two regions.
Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, 3ID commander , reminded the newly-graduated soldiers that the firearms that were entrusted to them signify their mandate and responsibility to protect the populace and perform their commitment to the stakeholders.
Aying also encouraged them to be the epitome of excellent, professional, efficient, responsive and competent soldiers produced by the Division Training School.
“You should also fight for what is right and truth. You should fight for the good, peace and prosperity of our beloved nation,” he added.*GPB
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