A team of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Civil Military Operations School (AFPCMOS) conducted a two-day CMO training/workshop to around 60 members of the PMA Gabay-Lahi Class 2016 held at the mini-theater of the Academy on May 9 -10, 2015. Leading the team was the Commandant, MAJOR EDGARDO V. TALAROC, JR., together with the Commander of the Media and Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) MAJOR MICHAEL T. AQUINO. The cadets gained a wealth of knowledge and inspiration as shared by both officers who are subject-matter experts on civil-military operations. Among the subjects offered to the Class were CMO Fundamentals, Harnessing Community Support and Strategic Communications.
Both officers were pleased for the opportunity to have imparted a very important tool to the future leaders of the Armed Forces. The encouraged the Class to take the full CMO course when they become full-pledged officer of the AFP in order to become empowered Warrior Diplomats. They were also thankful to the PMA Officers who were present during the two-day event, MAJOR SONNY GONZALES, the CMO Director for the Joint Field Training Exercise, who is also the Commanding Officer of the Communication and Electronics Company, and MAJOR CHARLES CALUCAG, the Deputy Head of the Ground Warfare. (Anabel T. Lasaten)