VADM JESUS C MILLAN O-8476 AFP is the 34th Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy.
His more than 35 years in the military service were spread in various assignments. He is a surface warfare officer and successfully commanded four Philippine Navy patrol vessels and two operating Naval Task Forces. He is also a navy pilot and commanded the Naval Air Group in December 2003 and again in April 2007.
Prior to his present post, he served as the Commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Chief of Naval Staff, Commander of Naval Reserve Command and Deputy Commander Naval Forces Western Mindanao. His earlier staff duties include serving as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Operations, N3, Director of Naval Management and Fiscal Office and Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Plans, N5.
He is a graduate of various military and civilian courses. He graduated from the prestigious Philippine Military Academy in 1982. Moving forward for his naval career, he took the Naval Command Staff Course and graduated number three with distinction. In 2003, he studied at the Naval Education and Training Command and joined the Naval Command and General Staff Course where he graduated on top of his class. He completed his Masters in Business Administration from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran and graduated with flying colors. Aside from his attendance to various international symposia and conferences, he also took a Maritime Air Surveillance Course from the Australian Defense Force Warfare Center in New South Wales, Australia in 1995 and the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander’s Course from the US Naval War College in Hawaii in February 2013.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has many times recognized RADM MILLAN for his numerous achievements. In 2001, he was awarded for successfully leading his unit as the Naval Forces South Patrol Gunboat of the year. In 2003, he was also awarded for making PS31 as the Philippine Navy Ship of the year. He was likewise selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) for the year 2006 and likewise awarded with the Philippine Military Academy Cavalier Award for Naval Operations in the same year. Just recently the Metrobank Foundation recognized his contributions to the military service and the Filipino community where he was given the Award for Continuing Excellence in Service. He is a recipient of numerous military medals, ribbons and commendations. On 17 December 2012, the Guam National Guard thru their Adjutant General also awarded him with the Guam commendation medal for promoting the State Partnership Program between the AFP and the Guam National Guard.
He is fondly called as Jess to his friends and classmates and traces his roots from Alcala, Pangasinan. He is happily married to Sonia and they are blessed with three children – Joanna, Catherine and Sheila.