BGen Archimedes H Viaje AFP (Ret), PhD, MNSA was sworn in today as the 20th President of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).
Secretary of National Defense Delfin N Lorenzana led the oath taking ceremony at the EDSA Lounge, Department of National Defense (DND) Building, Camp Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
BGen Viaje is a member of the Sinagtala Class of 1986 of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Prior to his retirement from the military, he served as Dean of the Corps of Professors of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
He is a member of the Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Regular Class 48. He received the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence and a Certificate of Recognition for Best Thesis.
He earned his PhD in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).
At NDCP, he previously served as Chief of the Military Affairs and Strategy Division (MASD) and Chief of Staff to the President, NDCP.