Philippine Marine Corps commandant Major General Ariel R. Caculitan and Naval Reserve Command (NRC) commander Rear Admiral Dorvin Jose Legaspi has emphasized the importance of having a strong, responsive and reliable reserve force actively taking part in the Philippine Navy.
According to the Marines, the two officials expressed the importance of strong reserve force during the culmination of the first Philippine Marine Corps-Naval Reserve Command Staff-to-Staff Talks held at the Marine Corps Force Development Center Firing Range, Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown, Taguig City last 15 July 2021.
“Part of the program was the approval and signing of the Terms of Reference between PMC and NRC for the Staff to Staff Talks as well as proposed list activities that will be both beneficial and in turn facilitate better integration of Marine and Navy Reservists into the regular force,” the Marines said.
“The said activity bears witness for the attainment of the respective missions of the PMC and the NRC in strengthening the seamless integration of the reservists into the regular force as stipulated in Republic Act 7077,” it added.
“Together, the PMC and the NRC will work towards their contributions in the direction of becoming a modern and multi-capable naval force, responsive to the maritime nation’s defense and development. This milestone will ensure that all the activities that have been set during the said staff talks will lead to a better interoperability and increased capabilities for the mission success of PMC and NRC,” the Marines said.