Being the PMAAAI president, Police Brigadier General Steve B. Ludan of Class 1992, graced the Salute of PMA Masaligan Class 2021 at the Sundial Area of the Philippine Military Academy this morning, May 6.
He is the first yKalinga and a current PMA Alumni Association, Inc. President to serve the association for years. He is also the current PNP Crime Laboratory director.
The PMAAAI has more than 9,000 members who have served well in the military, police, other law enforcement agencies, government, corporate organizations and other leadership and management positions.
PBGen Ludan urged the members of the graduating class to always display the Academy motto of "Courage, Integrity and Loyalty" wherever they may be. "May you be an inspiration that shall bring to the military profession a strong sense of purpose, pride and personal satisfaction that comes from meaningful service." Please keep the fire of the Honor Code flaming within your hearts", Ludan said.
Moving on, he shared his personal experience" When I graduated in 1992, I was one of the proudest young men of this country, thanks to our upperclassmen who worked hard to build the undisputable reputation of a PMAer. However, as I spent more time in the service, I realized that being an alumnus of this prestigious institution is not just a title or a privilege to be squandered.
"𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗣𝗠𝗔𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲-𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀. 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗿𝘂𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀, 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗺, 𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗗𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗿. 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲?", he challenged the graduating class.
"Your PMA graduation is both a profound gift and a sacred obligation, our nation has invested in you and entrusts you with demonstrating the values we expect of our leaders. Now more than ever, we need honorable men and women to lead our countrymen.
I am confident that, In the midst of the trials and tribulations you went through during the course of your training, you will prove equal to the demands and challenges of your profession, an achievement that shall rightly entitle you to the honor and distinction of a PMA graduate and Cavalier." He further added.
By Eisenhower Bucalen
- Mrs. Lizette Ludan
- PLT Bianca Nicole S De Rojas (Aide de Camp of BGEN Ludan)
- Sgt. Rolly Agyao