The Strategic Civil Military Operations Officers Online Course Class 09-15 was opened on 14 July 2015 with COL BENJAMIN L HAO, Commander of the CMO Battalion, CMO Group, Philippine Army as guest of honor and speaker.
Around 40 students, who are future warrior diplomats, have registered for the course and were presented in a ceremony held at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines (CRSAFP). They are composed of professionals from various fields such as military, police, law, medicine and even politics who would go through the course in the next three months using the School’s Learning Management System (LMS).
In his inspirational speech, COL HAO, being a staunch CMO practitioner and propagator reminded the students that they should have the utmost interest, as well as the quintessential passion to learn and practice CMO in order to become effective in applying it to various stakeholders. He also generously shared with them his extensive views, vast experience and effective application of the science and art of CMO.
MAJOR EDGARDO V. TALAROC, JR, the Commandant of the AFP CMO School is very pleased with the turnout of students. He also imparted to the students the projects of the School that are already in the pipeline, which include filling up the institution’s Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), acquiring other resources such as faculty and staff, as well as building new facilities and enhancing their curriculum. (Anabel T. Lasaten)