CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City - Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. (right) receives a memento from AFP Special Operations Command (AFPSOCOM) Chief Major General Ramiro Manuel Rey for gracing AFPSOCOM’s first founding anniversary celebration on Monday, 1 April 2019, in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. (Photos by Cpl Joel R Manzano PA/PAOAFP)

The AFP activated the AFPSOCOM on April 6 last year, bringing control of special operations units from all major services under one command with headquarters in Fort Magsaysay.

The AFPSOCOM took command and supervision of the Special Operations Wing of the Air Force, the Naval Special Operations Group from the Navy, Scout Ranger Regiment, Special Forces Regiment, and Light Reaction Regiment of the Army, and the Joint Special Operations Group of the AFP General Headquarters.