Navy chief gets third star

Published July 21, 2021, 3:34 PM

by Martin Sadongdong

The Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy (PN) was finally promoted on Wednesday, July 21, more than a month after he took the top military service unit’s post.

Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Adeluis Bordado gets his third star in a donning of rank ceremony held Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on July 21, 2021. (Photo courtesy of PN)

Vice Admiral Adeluis Bordado obtained his third star in a donning of rank ceremony held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

After the ceremony, he proceeded to the Navy headquarters in Manila where he was accorded a customary arrival honors by a battalion-sized contingent of sailors and marines.

“Bordado’s third-star promotion bespeaks the Navy Chief’s competence, expertise, and professionalism, the qualities that serve as among the cornerstones of his leadership,” said Commander Benjo Negranza, Navy spokesperson.

Bordado took command of the Navy last June 8.

During his assumption ceremony, he said he would bank on the principles of “continuity” and “change” to represent the direction of his leadership as the 39th Flag Officer in Command of the Navy.

He is a Camarines Sur native who graduated Top 4 from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maringal” Class of 1988.

He has expertise in operations, intelligence, information technology, budget, planning, education and training.

He held key positions in the Navy prior to being the Flag Officer in Command including as the Chief of Naval Staff, commander of the AFP Education, Training and Doctrine Command; commander of Naval Installation Command; commander of Naval Forces Southern Luzon; and commander of the Sealift Amphibious Force of the Philippine Fleet.

 
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