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Carlito Galvez Jr., BLP 2007 appointed as Secretary of the Department of National Defense.

The Alumni Association of AIM, Inc. (AAAIM) congratulates Carlito Galvez Jr., BLP 2007 on his appointment as Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND).

Galvez was a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Management TeaM Energy Center (AIMTEC) for Bridging Leadership’s 2007 Bridging Leadership Fellows Program (BLFP).

He is currently a Cabinet member as Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, a position he has occupied since the Duterte administration. He also served as overall coordinator of the national Covid-19 vaccination campaign.

Most importantly, he has served as AFP Chief of Staff and commanding general of the AFP Western Mindanao Command during which he directed the operations to end the siege of Marawi City in 2017. His previous experience prepared him well for his Cabinet portfolio as presidential adviser on the peace process. As a field general, he became acquainted with the local leaders who were influential in conflict areas where the government sought to implement social amelioration and economic development initiatives. After he joined the Duterte Cabinet, he led the campaign for the eventual ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.

Thank you for keeping the flame of AIM alumni leadership alive, as we wish you continued success in all your endeavors.


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