The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) held the Turn-Over of Command Ceremonies of the Charlie “Colossus” Company on May 6, 2021 in Barangay Gasa, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.
53IB Officers, Enlisted Personnel, and guest stakeholders witnessed the turn-over program outgoing Charlie Company Commander 1Lt. Jonathan Cernitchez and incoming Charlie Company Commander 1Lt. Alvin Ibarra. 1Lt. Cernitchez is the newly appointed 53IB Operations Officer.“To the outgoing and the new Commander of Charlie Company, never forget that your role is crucial. Your promotion to the next higher position speaks of your competence and character, and your capacity to lead.
I am sure that this position will help you grow as a person. Be flexible to all kinds of unbearable situations, be resilient to all kinds of downfall, and be brave enough to admit that we are all still learners. Lead your subordinates with passion to serve the people of our nation and secure your area of operations,” 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col Jo-ar Herrera said.