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The Military colonel was born in Davao Metropolis, and he now has grasp’s levels in each navy evaluation and improvement safety. He was as soon as the top of the Presidential Escorts Battalion, which is a part of the Presidential Safety Group.
MANILA, Philippines — In accordance with an announcement made by Malacaang on February 24, 2019, Colonel Jesus Durante III of the Philippine Military will take over as the brand new head of the Presidential Safety Group (PSG) after his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte.
On Tuesday, February 25, a change of command ceremony will happen, which will likely be presided over by Duterte. Brigadier Normal Jose Eriel Niembra will likely be formally changed by Durante.
The Presidential Safety Group (PSG) is the close-in pressure that’s answerable for making certain the security of the President, the Vice President, their rapid households, earlier Presidents and Vice Presidents, and Heads of State who’re on the town on official enterprise.
Durante is a local of Davao Metropolis and attended the Philippine Army Academy (PMA) Tanglaw Diwa Class of 1992. He graduated with the category. He’s now serving because the commanding commander of the Presidential Escorts Battalion of the Presidential Safety Group.
In accordance with his biography on the web site of the Philippine Military, Durante is a “full-blooded Scout Ranger” and “one of the bemedaled officers within the Armed Forces of the Philippines.” Furthermore, the Philippine Military has awarded him a variety of medals.
Earlier than becoming a member of the PSG, Durante served because the commanding officer of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion of the first Scout Ranger Regiment, which is the Military’s most elite pressure. This battalion was headquartered on the island of Mindanao.
In 2012, he attended the Naval Postgraduate Faculty in California, which is positioned in the US, and bought a grasp’s diploma in protection evaluation. Along with that, he has a Grasp of Science diploma in Public Administration from the Growth Academy of the Philippines with a focus in Growth Safety.
In 2007, Durante served as a navy observer for the United Nations Mission in Wau, which is positioned in South Sudan. In 2003, he was honored with the Cavalier Award for Military Operations introduced by the PMA Alumni Affiliation.
Niembra, who had been serving because the group commander of the PSG, will quickly be promoted to the place of brigade commander within the Military’s 701st Infantry Brigade, which is a part of the seventh Infantry Division and relies in Mati, Davao Oriental.