4ID opens 14-day reenlistment training-A A +A
Saturday, January 19, 2013
THE Division Reenlistment Office of the 4th Infantry "Diamond" Division (4ID) opened Saturday the Restructured Reenlistment Training (RRT) at the Division's Grandstand.
The program started with an opening prayer offered by CMS Rodrigo A. Litang Sr., Division Sergeant Major. It was followed by the presentation of students by Lieutenant Colonel Juanito B. Vertudez, division reenlistment officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Rene R. Cañete, assistant chief of staff for Education and Training of G8, then declared the opening of the training for Batch 01-2013.
A total of 118 enlisted personnel from the line units under 4ID are joining the 14-day training, which serves as a refresher for soldiers to review the basic skills necessary in the performance of their task as combatants in the battlefield.
The training is mandatory for soldiers, to be conducted every three years of service, as a pre-requisite for them to be re-enlisted to the regular force of the Armed Forces.
The soldiers will be taught air-to-ground operations, combat lifesaver, immediate action drill, communication security, mechanized infantry drill, forward observer, marksmanship and cultural sensitivity, which are all basic for a soldier to learn.
The Disaster Emergency and Rescue Training (Deart) was also incorporated to prepare soldiers for any disaster, while the Election related Resolutions and Laws were added to the program to help the soldiers in the discharge of their duties during election.
Lieutenant Colonel Rolando C. Dumawa, assistant chief of staff for CMO, G7 who was the keynote speaker, encouraged the students to be more disciplined.
Dumawa asked them to do the right thing as prescribed by the Army's vision of "A World Class Army that is a source of national pride."
He emphasized to everybody that by being a more responsive and motivated soldier, "we can help the Army in the attainment of its vision."
Dumawa also reminded the soldiers that they should be able to understand the Internal Peace Security Plan "Bayanihan" as the contribution of the Armed Forces to the permanent closure of the armed conflict in the country.
"As agents of the state, we are first expected to advocate and adhere to human rights law as one of our good tools in winning peace," he said.
Lieutenant Colonel Eugenio Julio C. Osias IV, 4ID spokesperson, said RRT students should be attentive and take the training seriously for them to be more proficient in combat and other skills necessary for them to efficiently perform their tasks as soldiers of the people.
"This training will also help the individual soldier to enhance their ability to lead and develop their time management skills. Also, they should also remember the importance of having a healthy mind and body which is essential in our profession as soldiers,” Osias added. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 20, 2013.