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Philippine Army Ranks
Here are the Philippine Army ranks from the highest position to the lowest.
Before we go to the army ranks and insignias, let us first talk about what is before the Philippine Army. The Philippine Army is an important branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Its official name in the Filipino language is Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas. Ow I never knew that. In case you don’t know yet, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has three main units: the Phil. Army, the Phil. Air Force and the Phil. Navy. To make you understand the ranks and organization of the army better, power starts from the president who acts as the Commander in Chief and he is assisted by the Secretary of National Defense because the AFP is under the Department of National Defense. The whole AFP is under the authority of the Chief of Staff usually in the rank of General and he is assisted by the Vice Chief of Staff usually ranked as Lieutenant General followed by the Deputy Chief of Staff who usually is ranked as Major General and acts as the military chief administrator. And I think this is how we start the military...
Chief Master Sergeant
Senior Master Sergeant
Private First Class
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is the new chief of the Philippine Army?
At present, the chief of the Phil. Army is Lieutenant General Arturo B. Ortiz. He’s the 53rd commanding general of the PA appointed last July 23, 2010.
Who is the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines?
At present, he’s General Ricardo A. David Jr.
How to become a soldier and join the army?
The Phil. Army recruitment is ongoing. Just fill up the application forms and pass all the requirements and trainings. Simply go to the PA’s official website on http://www.army.mil.ph/Recruitment/main.html.