MANILA, Philippines — Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner Jr. has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
This announcement was made by Malacañang on Wednesday.
Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner Jr. will be succeeding General Andres Centino, who was named Presidential Adviser on West Philippine Sea by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“Following the re-appointment of General Andres Centino by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to the said post earlier this year, Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner will assume the position of Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” stated the Palace in an official statement.
Currently serving as the Commanding General of the Philippine Army, Brawner has dedicated 34 years of service to the military.
The Palace also outlined Brawner’s notable previous assignments:
Company Commander of the 6th Special Forces Company
Battalion Commander of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion
Operations Officer of the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne)
Chief of Staff of the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division
Chief, Public Affairs of the Philippine Army
Spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Commander of the Civil-Military Operations Regiment
Brigade Commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade during the aftermath of the Marawi Siege in 2017
With his extensive experience and dedication to the military, Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner Jr. is set to lead the AFP as its new Chief of Staff, while General Andres Centino will assume the role of Presidential Adviser on West Philippine Sea.