FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija (DWDD) – A Joint Change of Command Ceremony was held for the Special Operations Command and First Scout Ranger Regiment at the Parade Grounds of the Special Operations Command, Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.
Lt Gen Rolando Joselito D Bautista, Commanding General, Philippine Army, was the Presiding Officer for the ceremony while Defense Secretary Delfin N Lorenzana, served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
Honors were feted outgoing Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Commander Major General Danilo G Pamonag, AFP and First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) Regiment Commander Brigadier General Rene Glen Paje, AFP.
The programme involved the Presentation of Award and Command Plaque to the outgoing commanders, followed by the Reading of Relief and Relinquishment of Command and the Lowering of their Personal Flag.
This was followed by the Assumption of Command and Receiving of the Command Symbol by the incoming SOCOM Commander MGen Ronnie Evangelista and Incoming FSRR Commander Col William N Gonzales. AES / Photos and Report by LQG