Jessie Dellosa

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Jessie Dellosa
43rd Chief of Staff
of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
In office
December 12, 2011 – January 17, 2013
PresidentBenigno Aquino III
Preceded byGen. Eduardo Oban Jr.
Succeeded byGen. Emmanuel Bautista
Personal details
Born (1957-01-20) January 20, 1957 (age 62)
Bacon, Sorsogon
Alma materPhilippine Military Academy
Military service
Allegiance Republic of the Philippines
Branch/servicePhilippine Army
RankGeneral General
CommandsChief of Staff, AFP
AFP Northern Luzon Command
PA 2nd Infantry Division
Special Operations Task Group Sulu
SRU Presidential Security Group

Jessie Dellosa is a retired Filipino general officer and a former Chief of staff of the Philippine Armed Forces.[1] His former commands include the Northern Luzon Command and 2nd Infantry Division. He was deputy commander of Central Command in the Visayas and Commandant of the Philippine Military Academy. On 12 December 2011, President Benigno Aquino III chose Dellosa as his AFP chief.


Dellosa was born in Bacon, Sorsogon and grew up in Lucena City where he finished his elementary and secondary education. As a military officer, his other positions prior to his post as Northern Luzon Command (NolCom) commander include: Commanding General of the 2nd Infantry Division, Deputy Commander of Central Command in Visayas, Commandant of Cadets at the Philippine Military Academy.

Dellosa is a member of Philippine Military Academy “Matapat” Class of 1979. He was the commander of the NolCom prior to his appointment as chief of staff.

He was also the Group Commander of the Special Operation Task Group “Sulu” instrumental in the neutralization of Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Solaiman and the release of the Burnham couple in 2007.

He was also the commanding officer of the Special Reaction Unit of the Presidential Security Group during the time of President Corazon Aquino.[2]

AFP Chief of staff[edit]

On December 12, 2011, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III appointed Dellosa as chief of the Philippine Armed Forces. The president, in introducing his new Military Chief, said, "He is a true warrior... General Dellosa, do not turn your back on the mandate of the people” [3]

War against corruption[edit]

Armed Forces Chief Jessie D. Dellosa has declared an “all-out war against graft and corruption” during the change of command ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo on December 12, 2011. He said that, “An all-out war against graft and corruption and against few organizational misfits will free us from the seemingly never-ending corruption issue in the military,” [4]



Military offices
Preceded by
Eduardo Oban Jr.
Chief of staff of
the Philippine Armed Forces

2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
Emmanuel T. Bautista