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USEC RICARDO A DAVID JR
Undersecretary for Defense Policy, DND
Officer-in-Charge, NDCP

 

GENERAL RICARDO AGUIRRE DAVID, JR IS THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR DEFENSE POLICY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.

HIS MANDATE INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT AND PASSAGE OF DEFENSE PRIORITY LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES AND OTHER SPONSORED DEFENSE AND SECURITY MEASURES IN CONGRESS AS WELL AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEPARTMENT-LED STRATEGIC PLANS REQUIRING “WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT” INTER-AGENCY RESPONSES.  HE ADVISES AND ASSISTS THE SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE IN THE FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DEFENSE PLANS AND POLICIES. HE EXERCISES FUNCTIONAL SUPERVISION OVER THE OFFICES OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARIES INVOLVED IN STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT, INTERNATIONAL POLICY, AND THE PEACE PROCESS AND THE DEFENSE INSTITUTION THAT UNDERTAKES STRATEGIC RESEARCH AND SPECIAL STUDIES.

PRIOR TO HIS PRESENT POST, HE WAS THE COMMISSIONER OF THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION AND SERVED AS THE 41ST CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES.

HE GRADUATED IN THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY, WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN THE YEAR 1977. HE TOOK HIS MASTER OF ARTS IN SECURITY STUDIES AT THE NAVAL POST GRADUATE SCHOOL IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, USA IN 2003; AND FINISHED HIS MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT THE XAVIER UNIVERSITY, PHILIPPINES.

GENERAL DAVID IS A RECIPIENT OF NUMEROUS RECOGNITION AND AWARDS, FOREMOST OF THESE ARE THE THREE (3) LEGION OF HONOR AWARDS, THE HIGHEST ORDER OF MERIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE IN THE DEGREE OF THE CHIEF COMMANDER AND THE DEGREE OF OFFICER.