Coast Guard trainees undergo jungle warfare course with Army

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86 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) trainees from the Coast Guard Officers’ Course Class 24 and 25 from service command units: Coast Guard Human Resource Management Command (CGHRMC), Coast Guard Intelligence Force, and Coast Guard Civil Relations Service (CGCRS) are undergoing a one-month Jungle Warfare and Mountain Operations Course (JWMOC) with Philippine Army.

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The training, part of the implementation of PCG Service Command Career Path (SECOMCAP), kicked off at the grounds of 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal on July 27.

Present during the event were CGHRMC commander Rear Admiral Joseph Coyme, CGCRS outgoing commander Commodore Armando Balilo.

“Rear Admiral Coyme recognized that the PCG, in the event of national emergency, shall be attached to the Department of National Defense (DND) to augment its operations. Hence, it is high-time for the two uniformed service organizations to enhance interoperability through JWOC and other similar collaborative initiatives,” PCG said.

According to PCG, under the guidance of Army Major Michael Andres, the trainees of “Parabellum” Class 02 of 2020 will further reinforce their knowledge and skills in jungle warfare, fight against violence and terrorism, as well as peace and development initiatives.

“They are also expected to become more disciplined, adept in military doctrines, policies, and standard operating procedures, as well as skilled in basic weapons and war material operations after the month-long training,” PCG added.