CSC-Aurora chief is new Army Reserve commander

By Jason De Asis

February 4, 2018, 7:15 pm

BALER, Aurora -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) chief in this province, Major Eleanor Marco Prado, is now the new battalion commander of the Army's 307th Community Defense Center, the Aurora Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (ARRIBn).

Prado officially assumed her new post Saturday afternoon in a change-of-command ceremony presided by Col. Danilo Cariǹo, group commander of the 3rd Regional Community Defense Group (3RCDG), Army Reserve Command based at the Northern Luzon Command in Tarlac.

“This is my dream, to be a soldier. As I assumed the duties and responsibilities as battalion commander of Army’s 307th ARRIBn, I considered it as a blessing. For the trust entrusted to me, a million thanks,” she said.

Prado vowed to continue the plans started by his predecessor, Lt. Col. Jessie Pimentel, and pledged to do her "best efforts."

“I will not promise but I will do my best, if not to surpass my predecessor at least get even with his accomplishment and to meet what is expected of me as a battalion commander. To the members of the Army’s 307th Community Defense Center and Aurora ARRIBn. Let us work together as a team,” she added.

Pimentel, for his part, said he would still work hand-in-hand with the command to intensify recruitment of reservists and to ensure that activities programmed for the province would be carried out.

“I am still inside the organization as the chief of our Standby Reserve Battalion,” Pimentel said. (PNA)