Monday, December 19, 2011

Army Shooters Grab Championship Trophies in the 'Game of the Generals'

Army shooters pose for a souvenir photo with Major General Emmanuel Bautista during the awarding ceremonies held at DISG Firing Range, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on December 17, 2011.
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – Army Generals ruled victorious in the just concluded 15th Game of the Generals held in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City last December 17.
The team of Army Generals dominated in almost all the divisions nabbing four special award trophies and garnering the highest points in the overall match results.
Brigadier General Rainer Cruz was declared as the Individual Overall Champion in the whole of the competition bagging three 1st place trophies in the Aggregate, Stage 2 and 5.
He was also part of the seven man team that dominated  in the team versus team category. 
Major General Jorge Segovia likewise added to the haul of trophies by winning second place in the man versus man category.
Army Chief Major General Emmanuel Bautista, attended the  day-long competition to support the shooters. He watched the team beat the rival teams in the Team Challenge which was a race to shoot steel targets, to emerge as the undisputed team champion.
“I am proud of our Generals because they have shown that indeed the Philippine Army is a source of national pride. This is a positive indication that our marksmanship training program is one of the best in the AFP,” Bautista said.
Major Harold Cabunoc, Army Spokesman, said that the Army is proud of its ‘shooting Generals’ for bringing home championship trophies and glory for the organization.
“The Philippine Army is proud to have senior leaders who are also excellent sports enthusiasts. Marksmanship is one of our core competencies and our senior officers are showing the best examples on how to hone this skill. They are truly the symbol of excellence that every soldier should aspire to become,” Cabunoc said.
Cabunoc also cited that the Philippine Army has long been recognized as the producers of great marksmen.
“It can be recalled that just recently, the Army Shooting Team won numerous gold medals during the 21st ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM). They have distinguished themselves in various international competitions making them one of the best in the ASEAN region. Without a doubt, the Army is indeed an organization that hones and generates the best shooters” Cabunoc concluded.
BGen Rainier Cruz grabs his pistol before assaulting his targets in Stage 3 of the Game of the Generals shooting competition. Cruz won the  individual championship trophy (aggregate).

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