FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – About 3,000 cadets and cadettes from the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units of different schools, colleges and universities within the National Capital Region undergoes Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) conducted by the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) of the Philippine Army held at the ROTC Hunters Guerilla Field (HPA Grandstand), Headquarters Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Sunday, March 15.
The one-day activity was graced by BGen. Paolo Leo Ma G. Miciano AFP, Commander, ARESCOM as the guest of honor and speaker. In his speech, BGen Miciano explained that the RAATI is designed to evaluate the ROTC units in the implementation of the whole ROTC program.
The RAATI is a yearly activity of the ARESCOM which entails actual inspection of all activated Army ROTC units in the area operation.
The inspection aims to test the units’ degree of administrative efficiency, training management, proficiency, and quality of training attained by the Corps of Cadets. These includes Administrative Inspection, Ceremonial Parade, Rank Inspection, Operation Order writing, Map Reading, Assembly and Disassembly of M16 Rifle and Cal. 45 pistol, Company Drill, Method of Instructions, Small Unit Tactics and Disaster Response and Rescue Operations.
It also intends to test the operational readiness of the ROTC units and allow the students to experience the real meaning of basic soldiery.
The ROTC Cadets and Cadettes were also feted with an educational tour at the Army facilities including the Museum, and the Philippine Army Murals around the HPA Grandstand. The Philippine Army Museum Open House is part of the 118th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Philippine Army.