By PR | 03:52 PM September 23, 2021
Camp Lapulapu, Cebu City – Philippine Army Vice Commander, Major General Robert Dauz assumes as Visayas Command Commander in a Change of Command Ceremony presided by the Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines, Lieutenant General Jose Faustino Jr., on Wednesday morning, September 22, 2021.
Dauz, a native of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, is a member of Philippine Military Academy “Maringal” Class of 1988. Prior to his designation as the Philippine Army Vice Commander, he commanded the Armor Division in Capas, Tarlac.
During his stint, the Armor Division has recertified its Army Governance Pathway Institutionalized Status, garnering 98.05%, proving that the unit is genuine with its commitment of transformation. He was also designated in other key positions, notable of which were being the Platoon Leader and Company Commander of Alpha Company, 1st Light Armor Battalion; the Commandant of Armor School; Commanding Officer of 5th Light Armor Battalion; and Commander of 1st and 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
After Lieutenant General Roberto Ancan’s formal retirement from the military service last August 21, 2021, Major General Pio Diñoso III, also a member of PMA Class of 1988, took over the position as the Acting Visayas Command Commander.
Subsequently, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte officially appointed Dauz on September 14 as the new Visayas Command (VISCOM) Commander.
In his speech during the ceremony, Dauz vowed to always exemplify service excellence in all VISCOM’s undertakings, and to ensure the proper execution of best practices and methodologies in defeating the adversary through optimizing VISCOM’s full potential and capabilities in the conduct of joint operations.
“As the Peacemakers in the Visayas, I enjoin all components of the Command to observe the rule of law in their application of force, and the rule of love in dealing with the enemies of the state. The spirit of the law is love, and love is the supreme law of all”. Dauz said as he laid down the foundation of his Command.
He explains that our government is full of love as it openly and unconditionally welcomes back to the folds of the law our countrymen who were deceived and disadvantaged.
Lastly, Dauz emphasized the urgency of ending this decades long armed conflict so that we could focus more on the more important task of national development and prosperity as a people.