Army assigns new ASCOM commander

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FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army assigns a seasoned logistician as the new commander of a major unit responsible in providing logistics and other support to all Army units nationwide during a formal military ceremony presided by Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Eduardo M. Año, today.

Maj. Gen. Elmer C. Pabale, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1983 and a native of Calamba, Laguna assumed his new post as the commander of the Army Support Command (ASCOM).

He replaces Maj. Gen. Gamaliel S. Cruz (PMA “Sandigan” Class 1982), who is set to compulsory retire from the military service on November 21.

Prior to this position, Pabale was the Army Inspector General whose function was to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the Philippine Army major units and offices which includes the performance of various unit commanders and his staff, state of morale and welfare of personnel, and the discipline, law and order existing with the command.

Pabale also used to serve as the assistant division commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division based at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.

The designation of Pabale is part of the Army’s continuing career and leadership development program for its senior officers.

Pabale is married to Mrs. Ma. Christina F. Pabale and they are blessed with two children. He is set to retire on February 18, 2018.#

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