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59 Cadets from PMA Join the Philippine Navy

By: BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)

Among the 226 graduates of “Masidlak” (Mandirigmang Sibol ng Dakilang Lahing Kayumangi) Class of 2010 of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), fifty-nine strong members are added to the roster of the Philippine Navy officers. They were commissioned in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and will bear the rank as Ensigns after their graduation from the Philippine Military Academy Monday, 01 March 2010. The group is composed of 50 males and nine females.

Jhonson Riveza Gonzales, 22, of Zone 1 Del Rosario, Pamplona, Camarines Sur who placed 4th in the PMA Graduation Merit Roll will be the Class Marcher of the Navy Group. He received the Philippine Navy Saber from Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez AFP, the Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy for being the top graduate of the cadets joining the Navy. Ensign Gonzales also received the Professional Courses Plaque, Australian Defense Best Overall Performance Award for being number 1 in the Navy Service Core Courses, and the JUSMAG (Joint United States Military Advisory Group) Award for being the top Graduate of the Philippine Navy. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Cadet Award or commonly known in the Academy as “Starman” for making it to the Dean’s List for two semesters and Commandant’s List for three semesters during the school year 2009-2010.

The other 49 male cadets joining the Navy are: Mark Aca, Rodanim Acleta, Alfie Agarao, Roli Angelo Amihan, Michael Andres, John Carlos Bandiola,
  Posted: Mar-03-2010
 

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