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adroth

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As of writing, I still hadn't received permission to share his replacement, but MBLT6@defenseph sent me the following IM on the August the 9th.



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From the Talisman gun truck . . .

. . . to the Marine Scout Sniper Rifle . . .

. . . to the M249 acquisition, the FIRST acquisition under the AFP Modernization Program . . .

. . . the myriad of innovations at the CSSB . . . (to include follow-ons to the Talisman that was dismantled after he moved on to other positions)

. . . record breaking achievements at the Government Arsenal.

Your unparalleled track record will be sorely missed. Your successor will have very very big shoes to fill.

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From: https://youtu.be/oBwlMfeECgM

« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 04:07:23 PM by adroth »

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 04:37:45 PM »
indeed a very big shoes to fill...

from google, here are some of the prominent member of Class '77 (title were prior to their retirement/as of July 2010)

Acting Navy chief Rear Adm. Danilo Cortez,
Acting deputy chief of staff Rear Adm. Mario Catacutan,
Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen Raymundo Ferrer
Acting Vice Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Hilario Atendido
Vice Chief of staff Lt. Gen. Nestor Ochoa

but i'm guessing Lt. Gen Raymundo Ferrer of Eastern Mindanao command because of the Davao connection  :-X

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 05:49:27 PM »

". . . the myriad of innovations at the CSSB . . . (to include follow-ons to the Talisman that was dismantled after he moved on to other positions)"

Sir A, what are these innovations that were done? Is there a thread that keeps tabs on them?

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 02:20:12 AM »
Why the sudden farewell? Does the GA have terms for length of service for its Directors? or it it something else?

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 02:26:54 PM »
Sir A, what are these innovations that were done? Is there a thread that keeps tabs on them?

Here are some.

Recovery of LVTH-6s for use with the Philippine Marine Ready Force in Berlin Brigade Camo



Marine Multiple Purpose Vehicle



Marine Scout Sniper Rifle - Gen 1



Recovered V-150 converted as an ambulance


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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 04:30:45 PM »
Other things at the top of my head:

-automation and mechnaization of GA factory lines
-laser engravement of bullet casings
-better packaging of bullets when transported
-increase in bullet manufacture - filling AFP requirements
-small arms refurbushment/recovery for M16 and pistols
-agreement for manufacture of M4 type rifle
-agreement for manufacture of FPEs

Sir MBLT6 under the DND-GA, IMO, will be remembered as the person that has given us hope and initiated the first steps in SRDP

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 10:11:45 PM »
And hopefully the beginning of a new era of continuous innovation and development. This is the true litmus test for Director Martir's endeavors. If his programs survive successive leaders and generations then there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel for the AFP. This is a pipe dream (because some of his accomplishments in the PMC also stopped when he left the PMC) and a challenge for the next director. As we have seen in the past, innovation in the AFP is personality driven. Most cease to continue after the owner or leader retires or moves on to higher office. We have seen misfits in the past like Commo Protacio and the Sta Barbara program. And this is where we fail as a nation. Because of lack of succession planning learnings lost through the passage of time, doctrines lost, innovation reset, and we are back to square one.

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 01:04:01 AM »
Because of lack of succession planning learnings lost through the passage of time, doctrines lost, innovation reset, and we are back to square one.

This was the rationale behind the "PH DARPA" proposal. Initiatives along these lines were already underway . . . only time will tell if this will continue.

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=20.0

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 11:15:41 AM »
As of writing, I still hadn't received permission to share his replacement, but MBLT6@defenseph sent me the following IM on the August the 9th.





No need to black out the name of MBLT6's replacement

https://www.facebook.com/dellorenzana/posts/329050427540777


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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »
Because of lack of succession planning learnings lost through the passage of time, doctrines lost, innovation reset, and we are back to square one.

This was the rationale behind the "PH DARPA" proposal. Initiatives along these lines were already underway . . . only time will tell if this will continue.

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=20.0

I do reccognize your passion for this. You have been harping for a PH DARPA for some time now and have documented the journey in timawa wnd now DRP. But if past performance were to be the trend we have not crossed the line where there is sustainable programs and still stuck in one step forward two steps back mode. The transformation roadmaps for the major services are undergoing birthing pain and time is not on their side if the horizons and vision are to be met in 2020, 2028.

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 12:00:06 PM »
I do reccognize your passion for this. You have been harping for a PH DARPA for some time now and have documented the journey in timawa wnd now DRP. But if past performance were to be the trend we have not crossed the line where there is sustainable programs and still stuck in one step forward two steps back mode. The transformation roadmaps for the major services are undergoing birthing pain and time is not on their side if the horizons and vision are to be met in 2020, 2028.

The rationale behind that proposal was specifically to do-away with the short-term, term-based, problems that we've been saddled with for decades. A stable GA would have been a good . . . Rickover-like . . . anchor for such an effort. Sadly, that organization has been given a major body blow.

The PA is reportedly working to institutionalize their own efforts by introducing younger offers to the AFP modernization planning and implementation process earlier. So as they go up the ladder, they bring their modernization orientation with them.

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 12:27:54 PM »
if i recall correctly, mblt6 was at some point , given the nickname "the recycling general". maybe done in jest but accomplishments under his leadership landed the marines on the cover of Military Machines International magazine, Nov 2007 issue ( i happen to be using it as a reference in converting a V-150 kit into an ambulance, correction: THE ambulance. has two page story on the ambulance and six pages on the marines.). i consider that time as the turning point from “pwedeng pag yabang” to “function before form” mentality in the AFP.  is this lesson now being eroded?

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2017, 02:58:10 AM »
Job well done sir! Godspeed on your future plans!

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Re: The end of an era: MBLT6 bids farewell to the Government Arsenal
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2017, 02:46:05 PM »
New director for government arsenal named
INQUIRER.net / 06:50 PM August 17, 2017


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turn-over ceremony

A former commander of the Army’s elite units was designated as the new director of the Government Arsenal, the Department of National Defense said on Thursday.
Retired Maj. Gen. Daniel Casabar, former commander of the Special Operations Command, replaced Director Jonathan Martir in a ceremony at Camp Gen. Antonio Luna in Limay, Bataan on Wednesday.
The Government Arsenal is responsible for the production basic weaponry and ammunition for the military, police and other government law enforcement agencies.

“I trust that the incoming Director, Maj. Gen. Casabar, can carry on the reforms and good governance the Maj. Gen. Martir started,” said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/923536/philippine-army-government-arsenal-department-of-national-defense-retired-maj-gen-daniel-casabar#ixzz4qBHvTCRV