New Philippine Navy chief vows to stay focused on ‘Active Archipelagic Defense Strategy’

The new Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad vows to remain focused on “Active Archipelagic Defense Strategy” started by his predecessors. The strategy aims to enhance maritime situational awareness capabilities and operations of the Navy.

“It is worth noting that we have already established the direction of our organization as contained in our Philippine Navy Sail Plan and Active Archipelagic Defense Strategy. This is because of the efforts of my predecessors. I intend to stay focused in this direction and I would like to highlight the advocacies of those who led ahead of me,” Rear Admiral Taccad said.

Rear Admiral Caesar C. Taccad previously held the position of the Vice Commander of the Philippine Navy.

He was assigned as the Commander of the Naval Forces in Northern Luzon from October 2010 to February 2013. He held the title of Chief of Naval Staff from January 2014 to September 2014, Naval Inspector General from January 2013 to January 2014, and Deputy Commander of the Philippine Fleet from February to July 2013.