BAGUIO CITY (PIA) -- Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Commandant of Cadets BGen. Julius Tomines assumed as the acting PMA superintendent during the Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony rendered to Lt. Gen. Ferdinand Cartujano on June 26, 2022.
Tomines received from Cartujano the Superintendent Saber which symbolizes a new beginning and a bigger responsibility as head of the PMA.
The 62nd Commandant of Cadets thanked the key senior officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for their trust and confidence on him being appointed as the acting superintendent.
"As the acting superintendent, I'll just have to make sure that everything in the approved Academy calendar is implemented according to the set timeline while maintaining standards," he assured.
"I believe that effective job performance enhances successful accomplishment of the mission. With the competence, work ethic and cooperation of each and every member of Team PMA, I'll be able to perform my duty well and help prepare PMA for the incoming permanent superintendent," Tomines added.
Meanwhile, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Andres Centino assured the AFP's support to the programs, projects, and activities of the PMA.
"I am confident that you will ably steer the Philippine Military Academy, our country's premiere military training institution, into sustaining its excellent performance and implementing its programs and initiatives to further the holistic development of the cadets, the enhancement of competency of the faculty and staff, and the personnel of this command," Centino stated.
He also asked Tomines to continue the curriculum that his predecessors have initiated and ensure that the character development of the cadets will be a paramount consideration in the course of instructions and training.
"Sustain also the efforts in enhancing the skills of our PMA personnel, staff, and trainors so that we will be assured that the training provided to our cadets is of the highest quality," he added.
Centino also underlined the prioritization of the improvement and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities inside the academy. (JDP/DEG-PIA CAR)