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MILITARY ORGANIZATION

SCOPE OF INSTRUCTION

• BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AFP • MISSION & CAPABILITIES OF THE AFP
• CHAIN OF COMMAND AFP ORGANIZATION • AFPRESCOM AND MAJOR SERVICE RESCOMs

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AFP

• 27 APR 1521 - “THE BATTLE OF MACTAN” • 08 AUG 1901 – AN INSULAR POLICE FORCE
WHERE LAPU-LAPU, THE ACKNOWLEDGE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPPINE CONSTABULARY,
FATHER OF THE AFP, FIRST SIGNALED OUR WAS ORGANIZED.
LOVED FOR FREEDOM.
• 07 FEB 1905 – THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY
• “THE DAGOHOY REVOLT” – IN 1744, THE ACADEMY (PMA) WAS ESTABLISHED.
MUSLIM RESISTANCE & OTHER SIMILAR
UPRISINGS AGAINST SPANISH COLONIALISM • 21 DEC 1935 – THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT WAS
WHIHC CONTINUE OUR FIGHT AGAINST ENACTED OFFICIALLY TO CREATE THE AFP.
DOMINATION.
• THE DEFENSE OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR
• 07 JUL 1892 – THE FOUNDING OF THE
FROM THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR II UNTIL
KATIPUNAN BY ANDRES BONIFACIO, 09 APR & O6 MAY 1942 RESPECTIVELY AGAINST
CONSIDERED AS THE FATHER OF THE PHIL THE JAPANESE INVASION, THE ACTIVE PHIL
ARMY, WHICH EXEMPLIFIED FILIPINO GUERILLA MOVEMENT & THE SUCSESSFUL
SOLIDARITY. ANTI-HUK CAMPAIGN ALSO BEST EXEMPLIFIED
THE FILIPINOS SOLDIERS HEROISM & LOVE OF
• 22 MAR 1897 – THE TEJEROS CONVENTION COUNTRY.
PROCLAIMED OFFICIALLY OUR DESIRE FOR
COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE AND GAVE BIRTH • 01 JUL 1947 – THE PHIL AIR FORCE WAS
TO THE PHIL ARMY. ESTABLISHED.

• 12 JUN 1898 – THE INDEPENDENCE WAS • THE AFP HAD PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL
DECLARED AT KAWIT, CAVITE & FOR THE PEACE KEEPING EFFORTS AS ITS COMMITMENT
FIRST TIME THE PHIL FLAG WAS FURLED & TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUCH AS: THE PHIL
OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS PLAYED. EXPIDITIONARY FORCE TO KOREA (PEFTOK) IN
THE EARLY 50’s;
• 22 JUN 1898 – THE PHILIPPINE NAVY WAS
CREATED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY. • THE PHIL AIR FORCE CONTINGENT IN CONGO,
AFRICA IN THE EARLY 60’s;
• THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN HOSTILITIES
BETWEEN 1898 AND 1899 FURTHER • AND THE PHIL CIVIC ACTION GROUP (PHICAG)
DEMONSTRATED THE FILIPINO SOLDIERS BEST IN SOUTH VIETNAM IN THE 60’s.
IN TERMS OF HONOR, VALOR, LOYALTY, DUTY
AND SOLIDARITY DESPITE THE
OVERWHELMING SUPERIORITY OF THE ENEMY • 22 – 25 FEB 1986 – THE AFP HAS VIGOROUSLY
FORCES. PURSUED A NATIONAL RECONCILIATION EFFORT
FOR PEACE AND PROGRESS.
AFP CHAIN COMMAND:

COMMANDER IN CHIEF

SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

CHIEF OF STAFF AFP

CG, PHIL ARMY CG, PHIL AIR FORCE FOIC, PHIL NAVY

AFP ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

PHIL. MILITARY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:
MISSION OF THE AFP:

TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE AND SECURE THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE NATIONAL
TERRITORY.

CAPABILITIES OF THE AFP:

• UPHOLD THE SOVEREIGNTY, SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION & DEFEND THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES AGAINST ENEMIES, FOREIGN & DOMESTIC.
• PROMOTE & ADVANCE THE NATIONAL AIMS, GOALS, INTEREST & POLICIES.
• ORGANIZE, MAINTAIN, DEVELOP & DEPLOY ITS REGULAR & RESERVE FORCES.
• PERFORM OTHER FUNCTIONS AS PROVIDED BY LAW OR ASSIGNED BY HIGHER AUTHORITY.

MISSION OF THE PHIL. ARMY:

TO CONDUCT PROMPT AND SUTAINED GROUND OPERATIONS TO ACCOMPLISH THE AFP MISSION.

CAPABILITIES OF PHIL ARMY:

• TO ORGANIZE TRAIN & EQUIP ARMY FORCES FOR THE CONDUCT OF PROMPT & SUSTAIN COMBAT OPN ON
LAND.
• TO DEVELOP DOCTRINES, PROCEDURES, TACTICS, ORGANIZATION & EQUIPMENT PECULIAR TO THE ARMY.
• TO DEVELOP IN COORDINATION WITH OTHER MAJOR SVCs, DOCTRINES, PROCEDURES, TACTICS &
EQUIPMENT OF INTEREST TO THE ARMY FOR JOINT OPNs.
• TO PROVIDE AN ORGANIZATION CAPABLE OF FURNISHING ADEQUATE, TIMELY & RELIABLE INTELLIGENCE
FOR THE ARMY.
• TO ORGANIZE TRAIN & EQUIP ALL ARMY RESERVE UNITS.

MISSION OF THE PHIL. AIR FORCE:

TO CONDUCT PROMPT AND SUSTAINED OPERATIONS IN THE AIR ESPECIALLY THOSE FORCES NEEDED TO
DEFEND THE PHILIPPINES AGAINST AIR ATTACKS, TO GAIN AIR SUPERIORITY AND CONTROL VITAL AIR AREAS.

CAPABILITIES OF PHIL ARMY:

• TO ORGANIZE TRAIN & EQUIP AIR FORCES CLOSE SUPPORT OF SURFACE TROOPS.
• TO DEVELOP DOCTRINES, PROCEDURES, TACTICS, ORGANIZATION & EQUIPMENT PECULIAR TO THE AIR
FORCE FOR UNI-SERVICE OPERATIONS.
• TO DEVELOP IN COORDINATION WITH OTHER MAJOR SVCs, DOCTRINES, PROCEDURES, TACTICS &
EQUIPMENT OF INTEREST TO THE AIR FORCE FOR JOINT OPNs.
• TO FURNISH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CARTHOGRAPHIC PURPOSES IN COORDINATION WITH OTHER
GOVT AGANECIES.
• TO PERFORM SUCH OTHER FUNCTIONS AS THE PRESIDENT MAY DIRECT.

MISSION OF THE PHIL. NAVY:

TO ORGANIZE, TRAIN, EQUIP, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE NAVAL FORCES, AIRCRAFT AND OTHER NAVAL UNITS
NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE WATER BORNE SUPPORT REQUIRED BY THE AFP IN ACCOMPLISHMENT IF ITS
MISSION.

CAPABILITIES OF PHIL NAVY:
• TO ASSIST PROPER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS AND REGULATIONS
PERTAINING TO NAVIGATION, IMIGRATION, CUSTOM REVENUE, QUARINTINE AND FISHING IN THE
TERRITORIAL AND CONTIGUOUS WATER OF THE PHILIPPINES
• TO DEVELOP DOCTRINES, PROCEDURES, TACTICS, ORGANIZATION & EQUIPMENT PECULIAR TO THE NAVY
FOR UNI-SERVICE OPERATIONS.
• TO PERFORM SUCH OTHER DUTIES AS THE PRESIDENT MAY DIRECT
AFPRESCOM AND THE MAJOR SVC RESCOMS:

ARESCOM ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:

ARESCOM MISSION:

TO DEVELOP, ORGANIZE, TRAIN, EQUIP AND ADMINISTER A HIGH COMPETENT MOBILIZEABLE RESERVE FORCE
AS INTEGRAL COMPONENT OF THE TOTAL ARMY IN THE DEFENSE OF THE STATE AND TO PARTICIPATE SOCIO
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORT OF THE GOVT.
CAPABILITIES:

• TO ADMINISTER RESERVISTS. • TO ASSIST IN RELIEF & RESCUE OPNs
• TO PROVIDE READY RESERVE FORCE. DURING DISASTER & CALAMITIES.
• TO CONDUCT INFORMAL ASSEMBLY. • TO ASSIST IN LOCAL GOVT UNITS.
• TO TO SUSTAIN THE PRODUCTION OF RESERVISTS. • TO ASSIST IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES.
• TO ASSIST RETIREES AND VETERANS.

DLSAU- ROTC UNIT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: