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1302nd Community Defense Center
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Unit Seal of the 1302nd Community Defense Center
Country Philippines Philippines
Branch Philippine Army
Service history
Role Reserve Force Administration, Combat Support & Service Support, Force Multiplier, Training, Disaster Rescue & Relief, and Community Service, Mobilization Center
Part of Under the National Capital Region Regional Community Defense Group
Nickname CDC,1302CDC
Motto Fortune favors the Brave/ Fortres Fortuna Juvat
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Commanders
Commanders AFP Major Rank Insignia MAJ GUILLERMO T MABUTE JR (INF) PACOL DANILO P GOMEZ QMS (GSC) PA
LTC RENWICK K RUTAQUIO CAV (GSC) PA
LTC MELITON S SANGRIA INF (GSC) PA
Insignia
Insignia ARESCOM Emblem/ RCDG Unit Patch

The 1302nd (QUEZON) Community Defense Group, National Capital Region Regional Community Defense Group, ARESCOM;[1] is a Line Unit of the NCRRCDG. It was created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organisation in the areas encompassing the Quezon City. It also serves as the primary mobilization center for units under the operational arm of the 1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve).

TrainingEdit

Training is the major task handled by 1302CDC, NCRRCDG, ARESCOM. Its primary arms are the university/college-based Department of Military Science and Tactics-administered mandatory basic and the optional advanced Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC);[2] and the territorial unit-administered Basic Citizen's Military Training (BCMT).

Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC)Edit

Basic ROTC is the only component required by a tertiary (college) level student to have completed as requirement for completion of the National Service Training Program. Military subjects are provided similar to how military instructions are conducted in the service academies and graduates are automatically enlisted in the reserve force of the particular service branch (Army) administering the training. Advance ROTC is purely voluntary in nature and that Advance ROTC Cadets are provided a modest allowance after passing the requirements for their respective Advance ROTC Examination (PAARE). Completion of Advance ROTC is considered a graduate qualification in Military Science, and such graduates who subsequently progress to the Probationary Officer Training Course (POTC)[3] are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants.[2]

Other than time-in-grade and merit promotions, rank adjustments are authorised depending on civilian qualifications, as well as their reciprocity to the operating environment.[4]

Basic Citizen's Military Training (BCMT)Edit

BCMT Trainees during military rappelling training

A Sergeant from the Scout Ranger Regiment gives instructions on military rappelling to SBCMT CL45-11 of the 1302nd Community Defense Center.

Basic Citizen's Military Training (BCMT) is a military training course conducted by the Philippine Army through the Army Reserve Command. It is an entry level training course undertaken by Filipino Citizens wanting to enlist in the reserve force.

BCMT instruction is administered by a joint training pool of military instructors from both regular and reserve forces and is usually conducted inside any of the Philippine Army's training camps. Guest instructors are requested from other government agencies and non-government organizations (NGO) for specialized instructions.

Special Basic Citizen's Military Training (SBCMT) is a special course conducted by the Philippine Army in response to a request from a Local Government Unit (LGU). Funding is usually provided for by the requesting agency as compared to regular BCMT which receives funding from the Army.

Types of ReservistsEdit

There are currently two types of reservists in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Force:[5][6]

Categorization of Reservists and Reserve UnitsEdit

Section 12, Article 5, of Republic Act 7077 breaks down and categorizes reservists and their units based on various criteria cited by this law.[7]

  • First Category Reservists - Able bodied reservists aged eighteen (18) years of age up to thirty five (35) years of age, inclusive.
  • Second Category Reservists - Able bodied reservists aged eighteen (36) years of age up to fifty one (51) years of age, inclusive.
  • Third Category Reservists - All able bodied reservists aged above fifty (51) years of age.

Classification of Reservists and Reserve UnitsEdit

Section 13, Article 5, of Republic Act 7077 clearly cites the classification of reservists based on their operational readiness for immediate deployment or mobilization.[8]

  • Ready Reserve - physically-fit and tactically-current reservist personnel that are always on constant alert and training; ready to mobilize once a mobilization order has been given.
  • Standby Reserve - reservist personnel who do not maintain currency in specialization qualifications but the base for expansion, support and augmentation to the Ready Reserve Force as needed.
  • Retired Reserve - composed of citizens who are qualified for retirement either by length of service or age.

UnitsEdit

The 1302CDC has several line units under its command, making the administration and training of reservists more compartmentalized and territorial based.

Base UnitsEdit

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Service Company
  • ROTC Training Unit
  • Citizens Military Training Unit
  • Reservist Management Information Systems Office

Reservist UnitsEdit

As a mobilization center for army reservists, the 1302CDC exercises administrative control over several army reserve units in the Quezon City area.

Reserve Officer Training Corps UnitsEdit

OperationsEdit

  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Ondoy)[11] (27 Sep 9 – 15 Oct 09)
  • Medical and Dental Civic-Action Program (MEDCAP) (Nagkaisang Nayon) (25 Oct 09)
  • Security Operations OPLAN Kaluluwa (TF Casper) (21 Oct 9 – 2 Nov 09)
  • Battalion Assembly Test (201IB(RR)) (21 Nov 09)
  • Medical and Dental Civic-Action Program (MEDCAP) (UP Village) (13 Dec 09)
  • Organizational Training (HHC,1502IBDE) (1st Quarter 2010)
  • Fire and Emergency Drill (QC Hall) (12 Mar 10)
  • Fire Search and Rescue Operations (TF Damayang Lagi) (25 Apr 10 – 26 Apr 10)
  • Task Force HOPE (2010 Elections)[12] (9 May 2010 – 12 May 2010)
  • Security Operations OPLAN Kaluluwa (TF Casper) (31 Oct 10 – 2 Nov 10)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (25 Jun 11 – 26 Aug 11)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Habagat)[13] (05 Aug 12 – 12 Aug 12)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Maring)[14] (16 Aug 13 - 24 Aug 13)
  • Relief Operations (TF Yolanda)[15] (6 Nov 13 – 15 Nov 13)
  • Organizational Training (HHC) (1st Quarter 2014 – TBA)

Lineage of Commanding OfficersEdit

  • AFP Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia LTC MELITON S SANGRIA (INF) PA
  • AFP 1st Lieutenant Rank Insignia 1LT CESAR ESTRADA II (CE) PA
  • 15px 2LT ABELARDO T EDUARTE (INF) PA
  • AFP Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia LTC TRANQUILINO F BELARDO (FS) PA
  • AFP Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia LTC RENWICK K RUTAQUIO CAV (GSC) PA
  • AFP Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia LTC GREGORY DOCIL (INF) PA
  • AFP Colonel Rank Insignia COL DANILO P GOMEZ QMS (GSC) PA
  • AFP Major Rank Insignia MAJ GUILLERMO T MABUTE JR (INF) PA

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Campaign StreamersEdit

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) StreamerPresidential Unit Citation BadgeSAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana4 February 2010 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 04 Feb '10
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) StreamerPresidential Unit Citation BadgeGeneral Elections, Philippines1 July 2010General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July '10

BadgesEdit

Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
AFP Election Duty BadgeGeneral Elections, Philippines21 May 2010 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May '10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. http://www.army.mil.ph/Army_Sites/INFANTRY%20DIVISIONS/arescom/ncrcdg/ar_ncrcdg_main.htm
  2. 2.0 2.1 Reserve Officers' Training Corps (Philippines)
  3. http://potc22.tripod.com/index.html
  4. http://www.army.mil.ph/Army_Sites/INFANTRY%20DIVISIONS/arescom/arescom_activities.htm
  5. http://www.army.mil.ph/Army_Sites/INFANTRY%20DIVISIONS/arescom/arescom_new.htm
  6. http://www.army.mil.ph/Army_Sites/INFANTRY%20DIVISIONS/arescom/arescom_mandate.htm Article V, RA 7077 - cites the categorization and classification of reservists & reservist units.
  7. http://www.army.mil.ph/Army_Sites/INFANTRY%20DIVISIONS/arescom/arescom_mandate.htm Section XII, Article V, RA 7077 - cites the categorization of reservists
  8. http://www.army.mil.ph/Army_Sites/INFANTRY%20DIVISIONS/arescom/arescom_mandate.htm Section XIII, Article V, RA 7077 - cites the classification of reservists
  9. http://www.uprotc.org/ Official Site of UP ROTC Unit
  10. http://www.uprotc.org/about/updmst.html DMST Page of the UP ROTC Unit
  11. "1,000 soldiers join rescue operations in Metro Manila, 3 provinces". The Philippine Star. 2009-09-28. http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=509370&publicationSubCategoryId=200. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  12. http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=22746.0 Articles and Pictures of TF HOPE (2010)
  13. "SitRep No.1 re Effects of Southwest Monsoon Enhanced by TS "Haikui"" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. August 7, 2012. http://www.ndrrmc.gov.ph/attachments/article/638/NDRRMC%20Update%20Sit%20Rep%20%20Effects%20of%20Southwest%20monsoon,%207%20AUGUST%202012.pdf. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  14. Tropical Storm Trami (2013)#Preparations and Impact
  15. Typhoon Haiyan#International response
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