City sets testimonial dinner for retiring military official PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:33

Mayor Beng Climaco will lead city government officials in tendering a testimonial dinner for retiring Western Mindanao Command Deputy commander Brig. Gen. Orlando “Jojo” de Leon Monday, August 31 as a show of gratitude for his dedication and commitment to service.

The testimonial ceremony will be attended by members of the City Council led by Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and other city officials, military and police officials and representatives from key sectors.

De Leon, who is retiring from service September 4, was one of the military officers who played an important role in the resolution of the September 2013 siege in Zamboanga.

Based on records from archives of the Wesmincom, De Leon was designated deputy commander on April 27, 2013 upon the retirement of Brig. Gen. Eugenio Clemen. Prior to his designation at Wesmincom, he was the commander of the 2nd marine Brigade in the Province of Sulu.

De Leon’s outstanding achievement in the military service is highlighted by the numerous awards and recognitions he received both from military and civilian sectors.    These include the Most Outstanding and AFP Officer of the year award in 2000 (PAOCTF), Distinguished Service Star, Bronze Cross medals, Silver Wing medal and several Military Merit Medals both for combat and administration and military commendations from military and other institutions.

He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1982.  He is turning 56 on September 7. — Sheila Covarrubias


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