MANILA –Col. Facundo O. Palafox IV was appointed the new assistant chief-of-staff of the Philippine Army (PA)’s Civil Military Operations (G-7) Monday morning
He replaced Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, Jr. who was appointed to command of the 202nd Infantry Brigade based in Southern Tagalog.
Brig. Gen. Rodel Mauro Alarcon, PA acting chief-of-staff presided the change-of-office ceremony in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Palafox is the former deputy and executive officer of the G7 prior to his new position.
He also served as 2nd Cavalry Squadron squadron commander and Armor School commandant.
Both units are under the Mechanized Infantry Division based in Capas, Tarlac.
A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1990, Palafox also holds a Master’s degree in Public Management major in Development and Security from the Development Academy of the Philippines.
Meanwhile, Burgos replaced Col. Glorivine Dida as commander of the 202nd Infantry Brigade who was appointed assistant division commander of the 2nd Infantry Division.