Commanding General of the Philippine Army

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Commanding General of the Philippine Army
Philippine Army Lieutenant General's Flag.jpg
Incumbent
Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay

since December 6, 2019
 Philippine Army
AbbreviationCGPA
Reports toChief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
AppointerPresident of the Philippines
PrecursorCommanding General of the Philippine Revolutionary Army
Formation11 January 1936
DeputyVice Commanding General of the Philippine Army
Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army

The Commanding General of the Philippine Army is the overall commander and senior general of the Philippine Army, the ground arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It is normally held by a three-star rank of Lieutenant General. The Commanding General has operational control and is responsible for overall operations of the army, and directly reports to the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

List of Commanding Generals[edit]

The following is a list of Commanding Generals of the Philippine Army:[1][2][3]

Philippine Revolutionary Army (1897–1899)[edit]

No. Commanding General Took office Left office Time in office President
1
Artemio Ricarte
Ricarte, ArtemioGeneral
Artemio Ricarte
(1866–1945)
March 22, 1897January 22, 18991 year, 306 daysEmilio Aguinaldo
2
Antonio Luna
Luna, AntonioGeneral
Antonio Luna
(1866–1899)
January 23, 1899June 5, 1899 †133 daysEmilio Aguinaldo
3
Emilio Aguinaldo
Aguinaldo, EmilioGeneral
Emilio Aguinaldo
(1869–1964)
[a]
5 June 189923 March 19011 year, 291 daysHimself as Generalissimo
  1. ^ Aguinaldo personally took charge after General Antonio Luna's assassination.

Philippine Army (1936–present)[edit]

Name Term President
Maj. Gen. José J. delos Reyes, AFP January 11 – May 3, 1936 Manuel L. Quezon
Maj. Gen. Paulino Santos, AFP May 6, 1936 – December 31, 1938
Maj. Gen. Basilio J. Valdez, AFP January 1, 1939 – November 7, 1945
Sergio Osmeña
Maj. Gen. Rafael Jalandoni, AFP December 21, 1945 – December 21, 1948
Manuel A. Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
Maj. Gen. Mariano N. Castañeda, Sr., AFP December 21, 1948 – January 15, 1951
Maj. Gen. Calixto Duque, AFP January 15, 1951 – December 29, 1953
Lt. Gen. Jesús M. Vargas, AFP December 30, 1953 – December 29, 1956 Ramon Magsaysay
Lt. Gen. Alfonso Arellano, AFP December 29, 1956 – June 1, 1957
Carlos P. Garcia
Brig. Gen. Leoncio S. Tan, AFP July 1, 1957 – June 12, 1958
Brig. Gen. Tirso G. Fajardo, AFP June 12, 1958 – August 1, 1960
Brig. Gen. Alfredo M. Santos, AFP August 1, 1960 – September 16, 1962
Diosdado Macapagal
Brig. Gen. Dominador F. García, AFP September 16, 1962 – January 1, 1963 Ferdinand E. Marcos
Brig. Gen. Ricardo J. Papa, AFP January 1, 1963 – August 31, 1963
Brig. Gen. Ernesto S. Mata, AFP September 1, 1963 – June 1, 1964
Brig. Gen. Rigoberto J. Atienza, AFP June 1, 1964 – March 23, 1965
Brig. Gen. Ismael D. Lapus, AFP March 23, 1965 – September 28, 1965
Brig. Gen. Patricio R. Monzon, AFP September 28, 1965 – December 1, 1965
Brig. Gen. Silvino R. de Goma, AFP December 1, 1965 – January 25, 1966
Brig. Gen. Santos S. García, AFP January 25, 1966 – January 13, 1967
Brig. Gen. Romeo C. Espino, AFP January 13, 1967 – May 29, 1968
Brig. Gen. Ruben M. Maglaya, AFP May 29, 1968 – June 30, 1969
Brig. Gen. Rafael M. Ileto June 30, 1969 – January 16, 1972
Maj. Gen. Rafael G. Zagala, AFP January 16, 1972 – January 16, 1975
Maj. Gen. Ricardo V. Sarimos, AFP January 16, 1975 – March 27, 1976
Maj. Gen. Fortunato U. Abat, AFP March 28, 1976 – March 27, 1981
Maj. Gen. Josephus Q. Ramas, AFP March 27, 1981 – February 28, 1986
Maj. Gen. Rodolfo A. Canieso, AFP February 28, 1986 – July 1, 1987 Corazon C. Aquino
Maj. Gen. Restituto C. Padilla, Sr., AFP July 2, 1987 – March 30, 1988
Maj. Gen. Mariano P. Adalem, AFP March 30, 1988 – July 26, 1989
Maj. Gen. Manuel V. Cacanando, AFP July 26, 1989 – March 1, 1990
Maj. Gen. Guillermo G. Flores, AFP March 1, 1990 – January 11, 1991
Maj Gen. Lisandro C. Abadia, AFP January 11 – April 11, 1991
Lt. Gen. Arturo T. Enrile April 11, 1991 – April 15, 1994 Fidel V. Ramos
Lt. Gen. Rómulo F. Yap, AFP April 15, 1994 – February 20, 1995
Lt. Gen. Orlando V. Soriano, AFP February 20, 1995 – January 25, 1996
Lt. Gen. Clemente P. Mariano, AFP January 25, 1996 – December 31, 1997
Lt. Gen. Raúl S. Urgello, AFP January 5, 1998 – May 3, 1999
Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Lt. Gen. Ángelo T. Reyes, AFP May 3, 1999 – July 13, 1999
Lt. Gen. Voltaire T. Gazmin, AFP July 13, 1999 – October 22, 2000
Lt. Gen. Diomedio P. Villanueva, AFP October 22, 2000 – March 17, 2001
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Lt. Gen. Jaime S. de los Santos, AFP March 17, 2001 – April 2, 2002
Lt. Gen. Dionisio R. Santiago, AFP April 2 – November 14, 2002
Lt. Gen. Gregorio M. Camiling, Jr., AFP November 14, 2002 – January 6, 2003
Lt. Gen. Efren L. Abu, AFP January 6, 2003 – November 3, 2004
Lt. Gen. Generoso S. Senga, AFP November 3, 2004 – August 17, 2005
Lt. Gen. Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., AFP August 17, 2005 – July 22, 2006
Lt. Gen. Romeo P. Tolentino, AFP July 22, 2006 – August 24, 2007
Lt. Gen. Alexander B. Yano, AFP[4] August 24, 2007 – May 12, 2008
Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado, AFP[5] May 12, 2008 – May 4, 2009
Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, AFP[6] May 4, 2009 – March 12, 2010
Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B. Mapagu, AFP[7] March 12, 2010 – July 23, 2010
Benigno S. Aquino III
Lt. Gen. Arturo B. Ortiz, AFP[8] July 23, 2010 – November 10, 2011
Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, AFP[9] November 10, 2011 – January 22, 2013
Lt. Gen. Noel A. Coballes, AFP[10] January 22, 2013 – February 7, 2014
Lt. Gen. Hernando Delfin Carmelo A. Iriberri, AFP[11] February 7, 2014 – July 15, 2015
Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, AFP[12] July 15, 2015 – December 7, 2016
Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda, AFP[13] December 7, 2016 – October 5, 2017
Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, AFP[14] October 5, 2017 – October 15,2018
Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto, AFP[15][16][17][18] October 15, 2018 – December 6, 2019
Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay, AFP [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] December 6, 2019 – Present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lineage of Commander since 1899-1964 Archived 2016-04-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Lineage of Commander since 1964-1991 Archived 2016-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Lineage of Commander since 1991-present Archived 2016-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Mananghaya, James (22 August 2007). "Yano named next Army chief". Philippine Star. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  5. ^ "New Philippine Army chief named". ABS-CBN News. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  6. ^ Laude, Jaime; Mananghaya, James (15 April 2009). "Ibrado named AFP chief; Bangit gets Army". Philippine Star. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Mapagu takes over Army chief". ABS-CBN News. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Noynoy names bemedalled Ortiz as new Army chief". GMA News. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  9. ^ Glenda M. Gloria (7 November 2011). "Young general is new Army chief". Rappler. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  10. ^ Frances Mangosing (22 January 2013). "Coballes is new Army chief at 'challenging and delicate' time". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  11. ^ William Depasupil (7 February 2014). "Iriberri is new Army chief". Manila Times. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  12. ^ Cecille Suerte Felipe (16 July 2015). "Año named new Army chief". Philippine Star. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  13. ^ Frances Mangosing (9 December 2016). "Miranda named as acting Army chief". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  14. ^ Carmela Fonbuena (4 October 2017). "Marawi general is next Army chief". Rappler. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  15. ^ "AFP's top spy is new Army chief | Inquirer News". Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  16. ^ "AFP welcomes Alberto as new PH Army commanding general » Manila Bulletin News". News.mb.com.ph. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  17. ^ Published Oct 11, 2018 6:21:53 PM (2018-10-11). "Top military intelligence officer is next Army chief". Cnnphilippines.com. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  18. ^ "CGPA promoted to three star rank". Army.mil.ph. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  19. ^ Ranada, Pia. "Southern Luzon commander is new Army chief". Rappler. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Ex-Solcom chief named new Philippine Army commander". GMA News Online. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Gapay takes over as new Army chief". GMA News Online. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  22. ^ Gotinga, J. C. "New Army chief Gapay officially takes command of 'growing' force". Rappler. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  23. ^ Rafer, PFC Ma Florence D. "New Army Commanding General assumes position". www.army.mil.ph. Retrieved 12 December 2019.

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