Lorenzana in 2018
|Secretary of National Defense|
|Assumed office |
June 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Voltaire Gazmin|
Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana
October 28, 1948
Midsayap, Cotabato, Philippines
|Alma mater||Philippine Military Academy|
Ateneo de Manila University
|Awards||Philippine Legion of Honor|
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Service Star
Feb. 86 Revolution Ribbon
|Commands||Special Operations Command|
2nd Scout Ranger Battalion
Light Armored Brigade
Lorenzana graduated from the Philippine Military Academy's "Maagap" class of 1973. A Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Presidential Security Group and Light Armored Brigade (Now-Mechanized Infantry Division) Commander, as well as served in staff positions at Battalion and Brigade Headquarters, Army Headquarters and General Headquarters. He was also Defense and Armed Forces Attaché from 2002 to 2004 and helped develop ties of the United States and the Philippines in the lines of Defense and cooperation in the Balikatan exercises. He earned his post-graduate degree of Master of Business Administration, major in Operations Research, from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He also finished a number of courses and training both here and abroad, including strategic studies at the Australia University in Canberra, a seminar for Senior International Leaders at Harvard University, and crisis management course at the US Department of State.
He was appointed as Martial Law Implementor during the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
He also ordered the review of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (United States–Philippines) on 28 December 2018 with “to maintain it, strengthen it, or scrap it” as the end goal. He's also open to the review of the National Defense Act of 1935.
- Feb ’86 Revolution Ribbon
- Gold Cross,
- Philippine Legion of Honor (Degree of Officer),
- Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer),
- Distinguished Service Star
He is married to Editha Aguilar and they have 4 children.
- "The Secretary". The Secretary - Department of National Defense. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "Lorenzana orders review of 67-year-old US-PH military pact". Philippine News Agency. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
| Secretary of National Defense
|Order of precedence|
Silvestre Bello III
as Secretary of Labor and Employment
| Order of Precedence of the Philippines
as Secretary of National Defense
as Secretary of Health