OU8 2018 Accomplishments and Ongoing Effort

It was a very busy first half of 2018 for the Office of the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Education (OU8). The office conducted five out of eleven programmed Unit and Individual Training/Seminars for our servicemen.

First was the 2-day Joint Operation Seminar last February 28 to March 01, 2018 at the Headquarters, Western Mindanao Command, Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City. The seminar is attended by 26 personnel of this Command.

Next was the Rifle Marksmanship Training on March 20 and May 11, 2018 at, Western Mindanao Command, Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City. The training was composed of classroom instruction at the Civil Development Center and Practical Exercise at Marine Barracks Arturo Asuncion (MBAA), Cabatangan Zamboanga City participated by 151 personnel of this Command.

Third was the Pistol Marksmanship Training last May 2 to May 2018 at Headquarters, Western Mindanao Command, Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City. with a Class room instruction held at the Civil Development Center and Practical Exercise at Marine Barracks Arturo Asuncion (MBAA), Cabatangan Zamboanga City participated by 93 personnel of this Command

A 2-day Joint Operation Planning Process Seminar was held on June 7 to 8, 2018 at Headquarters, Western Mindanao Command, Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City. The seminar-workshop was attended by 23 personnel from the Joint Task Forces and Operational Commands.

On July 9-14, 2018, a five-day VIP Security Training/Seminar was held at HWMC, Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City and Barangay Cabatangan, Zamboanga City participated by 35 personnel from this command.

Last February 23, 2018, a 1-day Information Program Visit of Task Force/Task Group Commanders Course CL 05-18 was held at HWMC, Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City attended by 20 student-officers with the rank of Lieutenant Commander (O-4) from the Fleet Training and Doctrine Center, Philippine Navy.

OU8 also facilitated the PMA Class 2020 Southern Tour on April 26 to 30, 2018 and the Data Gathering for Commandant’s Paper entitled “Adopting the Joint (Warfighting) Functions for a More Effective Joint Operations Planning by the Unified Command Staff” on July 09 and 10, 2018.

Also, on July 18 to 20, 2018, a 3-day Executive Course on Security, Peace and Development (ECSPD) was held at Palacio del Sur Zamboanga City which was participated by Joint Task Force BaSulTa Brigade and Battalion Commanders.

Western Mindanao Command is looking forward to more trainings and seminars before the year ends.

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