Who is Carlito Galvez Jr, the next Philippine military chief?

AFP CHIEF-IN-WAITING. Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez will assume his post as Armed Forces chief on April 18, 2018. File Photo by Mark Cristino

AFP CHIEF-IN-WAITING. Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez will assume his post as Armed Forces chief on April 18, 2018.

File Photo by Mark Cristino

MANILA, Philippines – The next chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is a battle-seasoned general with long experience in fighting local terrorist groups and engaging stakeholders to keep the peace in Mindanao. 

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr will assume the top post in the military on April 18 to succeed retiring chief of staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero. (READ: Carlito Galvez Jr in next AFP chief)

Galvez graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1985, the “Sandiwa" Class. He received higher education in Australia and various military and management trainings abroad including at Harvard University in the US. 

The bemedalled officer is also a recipient of the United States Eisenhower Fellowships in 2006. 

Below are the positions Galvez held and the education and training he received.

Positions held:

Education and training:

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