Army looking for 137 new officers

The Philippine Army will be recruiting 137 new officers into its ranks. Two courses will be opened on November 1 at the Officer Candidate School, Training and Doctrine Command, Philippine Army in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac.

“The Officer Candidate Course Class 47, a 1-year course for college graduates who wish to join the Army as an officer, shall be opened with 70 candidates,” the Army said. “On the other hand, the Officer Preparatory Course Class 65, a 6-month course for those who have already completed their ROTC advanced course and probationary officer’s training, shall have 67 candidates.”

The said recruitment will complete the 274 allocated quota for the year 2015. “The first batch of Candidate Officers, the Officer Candidate Course Class 46-2016 with 70 students, and the Officer Preparatory Course Class 64-2015 with 67 students, had already started training on June 22,” Army said.

As a member of the Philippine Army, one can get competitive pay and allowances, opportunities for post-graduate studies both local and abroad, insurance and healthcare benefits, billeting and house privileges, job security, leadership and other skills trainings.

Interested individual may contact or go to nearest recruitment center. Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City with contact number (02) 845-9555 local 6843; Camp Lapu-lapu, Lahug, Cebu City (032) 231-5157; Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City (088) 350-2088.

Or visit any Army Unit. Headquarters Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Makati City; 5th Infantry Division in Gamu, Isabela; 7th Infantry Division in Nueva Ecija; 1st Regional Community Defense Groups (RCDG) in Pangasinan; 3rd Infantry Division (Iloilo City); 8th Infantry Division (Catbalogan); 53rd Engineering Brigade (Cebu City); 1st Infantry Division (Zamboanga City); 4th Infantry Division (Cagayan de Oro); 6th Infantry Division (Cotabato City); 11 RCDG (Davao City).