FORT ANDRES BONIFACIO, Taguig City (DWDD) – Lt Col Ryan Severo of the 10th Infantry Battalion (10IB) best exemplifies servant leadership among his troops. His transitioning role as the incoming commander of the 44th Infantry Battalion (44IB) and then eventually as the commander ordered
to replace the relieved commander of 10IB is a story that needs to be told.
His assignment in Marawi City was unforeseen and a lot had already been happening prior to his actual deployment to Marawi, including the high number of casualties, wounded soldiers, thousands of civilians trapped in the conflict zones, and civilian hostages held by the enemy. But these challenges did not make him any less of a leader. He exemplified adaptability, flexibility, and readiness under pressure.
Amidst the low morale of his troops, Lt Col Severo encouraged the battalion to move on, initiated moves to motivate his personnel, incorporated the opinions/suggestions of his subordinates in their plans, trained his troops, organized sustainment for his soldiers for the long haul, recognized/awarded good performance, and brought back spunk to his men which transformed them into a highly charged battalion. ORCPA / MCAG