New marines chief wants adaptable, reliable officers

The 35th commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps vowed to lead more adaptable and reliable marine officers during his stint.

PMC commandant, MGen. Charlton Sean M. Gaerlan, has been officially welcomed in a ceremony in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City last Monday succeeding retired Commandant, MGen. Nestor Herico.

Gaerlan said he will maintain the “pace of a more modernized” Marine Corps, by expanding the training and education program for the officers.

He cited the need to integrate, assess and evaluate various marine programs.

“And maintain and develop our loving Marine Corps. Mission Ready at all times, adaptable, reliable, innovative, nationalistic, excellent and selflessly serving the nation,” he added.

Gaerlan, who was a native of Baguio City, earned a Masters degree in Military Studies from the United States Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, and took up a Senior Executive Course on National Security at the National Defense College of the Philippines.

He was a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Makatao” Class of 1989.

He also served as professor at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College.

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