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Fulfill duty to family, not just to Army: Army Sergeant Major tells troops

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Army’s Sergeant Major urged soldiers to fulfill their duty not only to the Army but also to their families in a visit

Chief Master Sergeant Rogelio P Caacbay, the new Command Sergeant Major, told soldiers during the traditional Talk to Troops at the headquarters of the 62nd Battalion in Libas village, Isabela town that aside from. career enhancement, they will also focus on building morale and improving the welfare of troops, a news release from Second Lieutenant Mary Ann Sandag said.

Sandag, 62nd IB civil military officer also reported that Caacbay also said they will focus on programs for empowerment of non-commissioned officers (NCO), morale and welfare, health, family, and education.

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These “will improve the soldiers in fulfilling their duty not just in the Army but also to their families,” he was quoted as saying by Sandag.

An NCO is an enlisted soldier who rose from the ranks up to sergeant who has not yet pursued a commission.

They are considered the backbone of the military who ensure communication between troops and their officers, and the enforcement of standards and discipline.

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The Philippine Army defines the position of Caacbay as “the personal staff of the Army Commanding General mandated to professionalize the Enlisted Personnel Corps while addressing the morale, welfare, and discipline of the troops.”

Caacbay is the 19th Army Sergeant Major who was installed by Army commander, Lieutenant General Romeo S. Brawner Jr early this year.

The Factbook of the United States Central Intelligence Agency estimates the number of Army troops at around 90,000 men.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.
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