By Florante S. Solmerin | Aug. 21, 2014 at 12:01am
Brigadier General Arnold Quiapo has assumed office as commander of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines based at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
Quiapo replaced Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año who was appointed as the new commander of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division.
Quiapo, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Matikas” Class of 1983, will continue to lead the 301st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division based in Dingle, Iloilo as concurrent commander while the Army leadership has yet to name his replacement.
He was a former chief of staff of the Training and Doctrine Command based in Capas, Tarlac; Group Commander, K-9 Company of the Army’s Intelligence Service Group; and Battalion Commander of 39th Infantry Battalion, 6th Infantry Division in Mindanao.
He took specialization courses and trainings in military and civilian schools here and abroad. He took the Overseas Joint Warfare Course at the Australian Defense Force Warfare Centre; Counter Terrorism Training at PMA; and Command and General Staff Course at CGSC, TRADOC.
The general also graduated Master in Business Management at the University of the Philippines and Master of Arts in Security Studies at the Australian Defense College.
He is a holder of various military awards, among them five Bronze Cross Medals, Military Civic Action Medal, Silver Wing Medal and two Distinguished Service Stars.