NETDC deputy chief promoted to star rank

By Priam Nepomuceno

May 6, 2020, 6:48 pm

<p>NETDC deputy commander, Commodore Roy Trinidad. <em>(Photo courtesy of Naval Public Affairs Office)</em></p>

NETDC deputy commander, Commodore Roy Trinidad. (Photo courtesy of Naval Public Affairs Office)

MANILA – The Philippine Navy on Wednesday donned a star rank to the Deputy Commander of the Naval Education, Training and Doctrine Command.

PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo led the ceremony at the Naval Station Jose Andrada, Roxas Boulevard, Manila for Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad, with select Navy officers in compliance with social distancing measures amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

In a statement, PN public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said Trinidad’s appointment has been approved by the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte on April 27.

Trinidad is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1991.

As a testimony to his competence and prolific military career, he has been a recipient of numerous military honors.

Before named to his current post, he served in numerous key positions in the PN including the Deputy Commander, Naval Forces Central; Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Operations, N3; Director of the Naval Operations Center; Chief of Staff of Naval Forces Western Mindanao and concurrently as the Chief of Staff of Joint Task Force-ZamBaSulTa (JTF-Z).

Bacordo urged Trinidad to be an instrument of change for the betterment of the PN.

“Help me develop a modern mindset for our sailors and marines, a modern mindset that will match our modern equipment; a modern mindset that will develop into modern culture. After all, it is not the modern ships, tanks, aircraft that will bring the Philippine Navy to the modern era, it is the Philippine Navy personnel, armed with the modern mindsets that will,” he added. (PNA)