FORT ANDRES BONIFACIO, Taguig City (DWDD) – The 7th Infantry “Kaugnay” Division of the Philippine Army was installed with a new Commander in a Change of Command Ceremony held here last Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Major General Felimon T. Santos Jr is now the Commander of the 7ID, PA. He replaced retired Major General Angelito M. De Leon, who served in the Army for 37 years.
Santos is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Sinagtala” Class of 1986. He has a Master’s Degree in Management. He is also a Scout Ranger, Field Artillery Officer, and an Intelligence Officer.
Prior to his post, Santos was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, J2 at the General Headquarters, Armed Forces of the Philippines from November 2016. He held various command positions in the Army the such as the Assistant Division Commander of the 6th Infantry Division, Commander of the 703rd Infantry Brigade, Group Commander of the Intelligence and Security Group and Group Commander of the Civil-Military Operations Group.
Santos is a seasoned combat officer who was honored with numerous awards which include Gold Cross Medals for gallantry in action, Bronze Cross Medals, Distinguished Service Stars, an Outstanding Achievement Medal, Military Merit Medals, Military Commendation Medals and numerous letters of commendations and appreciation from the military and civilian organizations. 7DPAO/MCAG