Army chief Brawner is new AFP chief; Centino is named WPS pres’l. adviser
MANILA, Philippines — Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner Jr. is the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Malacañang made this announcement on Wednesday.
He will replace General Andres Centino, who was appointed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as Presidential Adviser on West Philippine Sea.
“Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner will be the next Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and will take the place of General Andres Centino, who was re-appointed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to the said post earlier this year,” said the Palace in a statement.
Brawner is currently the Commanding General of Philippine Army.
He has been in the military for 34 years.
Palace enumerated Brawner’s previous posts:
Company Commander of the 6th Special Forces Company
Battalion Commander of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion
Operations Officer of the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne)
Chief of Staff of the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division
Chief, Public Affairs of the Philippine Army
Spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Commander of the Civil-Military Operations Regiment
Brigade Commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade during the aftermath of the Marawi Siege in 2017