The recently concluded Strategic Civil-Military Operations (CMO) Officers Online Course Class 12-17 conducted by the AFP CMO School, Civil Relations Service, AFP was topped by a Philippine Army Officer, CPT MARIA LOURDES GREGORIO PA, with an average of 94.97%.
She bested among other officers who graduated from the 12-week online course which aimed to provide current and prospective CMO planners with ample knowledge, appropriate skills and confident attitude which are necessary during engagements with relevant agencies in pursuit of common objectives in the strategic level.
During the closing ceremony, the keynote speaker, MGEN RONNIE EVANGELISTA AFP, CRSAFP Commander, reminded the graduates of the possible challenges that will take place when they will return to their respective units and offices. He also emphasized that the knowledge they acquired during the 3-month course should be a baseline in conceptualizing appropriate CMO strategies that will have significant contributions in accomplishing the mission of their respective units.
Other officers who made it to the top of the online course were CPT JEFFERSON SOMERA (INF) PA who graduated number two with an average of 94.23% and LCDR HAROLD TABORA PN who bagged the third spot with an average of 93.87%.
Additional awards were presented to CPT GREGORIO and LCDR TABORA for earning the highest grade in Regional Studies and Analysis and Strategic Communications Snapshot. Special studies awards were also received by CPT RANNON YVERT ANTHONY M CAÑADA (CAV) PA and PSUPT CRISTITO V ACOHON for earning the highest grades in Target Audience and Issue Analysis. Other awardees in Strategic Communications Snapshot were CPT CAÑADA PA, LTC BAUTISTA PN(M) (MNSA) RES, PSUPT MANONGDO, PCINSP GALINO, PCINSP GUISIC and Mr Arvin Sese, MD, FPSMS.
Strategic Civil-Military Operations Officers Online Course is one of the many courses designed to enhance students’ capabilities as warrior diplomats in order for them to come up with deliberate CMO plans and concepts that can be implemented in any given area.