Major General Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps, presided over the emblem ceremony welcoming new Marine Reservists at the Basic School on May 15, 2021.
He was joined by the Commander, 7th Marine Brigade (Reserve), Col. Robert Emmanuel T. Feliciano PN(M)(MNSA)(RES).
Marine Corps emblems were pinned to the 45 Marine Reservists from Naval Reserve Center – Southern Luzon (Sorsogon City) and 7th Marine Brigade (NCR) who just completed their Marine Reservist Orientation Training conducted by the Marine Corps Force Development Center in Ternate.
“You are the force multiplier of the Philippine Marine Corps. You will be utilized, deployed, and integrated into the regular force component during peacetime, wartime, and most especially in an emergency crisis,” MGen. Caculitan said in his address to the Marine Reservists.