• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division has installed Brig. Gen Leonardo Peña as its new Assistant Division Commander, on April 27.
Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, presided over the assumption of Chief of Office ceremony held at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.
In a statement, Peña said that his assumption and function as Assistant Division Commander in support of the 3ID Commander would be of service to God, country, and people.
“We should have acquired the wisdom and understanding from the Lord. And we should not be afraid of sacrificing our lives, for we have a country that is worth fighting for,” Peña, who recently relinquished his position as 302nd Infantry Brigade commander, said.
Col. Joey Escanillas replaced Peña as 302nd Infantry Brigade commander.
Peña assured them that he would try his best to be a team player.
Sison congratulated Peña, who are both members of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1991, for a well-deserved designation and expressed his trust and confidence to him, as his partner in overseeing the Division.
Under the leadership of Peña, the 302nd Brigade gained numerous recognitions and awards from the higher headquarters, both in administrative and operational aspects, including 3rd Infantry Division’s Best Maneuver Brigade for CY 2022, AFP Campaign Streamer for the dismantling of guerrilla forces, and the conferral of Proficiency Status with Gold Trailblazer Award in the Army Transformation Roadmap.*