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|Military names first woman judge advocate general|
|Topic Started: Jul 30 2012, 12:42 PM (134 Views)|
|Duminus||Jul 30 2012, 12:42 PM Post #1|
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By Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) Updated July 30, 2012 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - For the first time, a woman has been named judge advocate general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Col. Marian Aleido is the new chief legal adviser to the AFP and the Department of National Defense.
Commissioned in 1984, Aleido is the first woman to be called to active duty as a military lawyer.
Aleido succeeds Brig. Gen. Gilberto Roa, who has been named chairman of the government’s ceasefire panel.
She has been handling legal assignments for almost three decades.
In a statement, Aleido said she is overwhelmed and overjoyed with her appointment.
“Not in my wildest imagination did I ever think that I would be able to achieve this position, especially that the JAGS (has been) and still is a male-dominated unit in the AFP,” she said.
Aleido said the recruitment of military lawyers must be intensified through advertisements in law schools and military camps.
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