2nd Regional Community Defense Group

2nd RCDG

The 2nd Region Regional Community Defense Group, Army Reserve Command- is a Line Unit of the Army Reserve Command. It was created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organisation in the areas encompassing North-western Luzon.


Training is the major task handled by 2RCDG, ARESCOM. Its primary arms are the university/college-based Department of Military Science and Tactics-administered mandatory basic and the optional advanced Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC); and the territorial unit-administered Basic Citizen’s Military Training (BCMT).

Basic ROTC and BCMT graduates are enlisted as Privates in the Reserve Force, while advanced ROTC graduates are enlisted as Sergeants. Completion of Advance ROTC is considered a graduate qualification in Military Science, and such graduates who subsequently progress to the Probationary Officer Training Course (POTC) are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants.

Other than time-in-grade and merit promotions, rank adjustments are authorized depending on civilian qualifications, as well as their reciprocity to the operating environment.


Types of Reservists

There are currently two types of reservists in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Force:

Ready Reservists: physically-fit and tactically-current reservist personnel that are always on constant alert and training; ready to mobilise once a mobilisation order has been given.

Standby Reservists: reservist personnel who do not maintain currency in specialization qualifications but the base for expansion, support and augmentation to the Ready Reserve Force as needed.



The 2RCDG has several line units under its command, making the administration and training of reservists more compartmentalized and territorial based.

  • Base Units
  • Headquarters & Headquarters Service Company
  • ROTC Training Unit
  • Citizens Military Training Unit
  • Reservist Management Information Systems Office


Line Units

  • 201st (CAGAYAN) Community Defense Center – CSU, Caritan Campus, Tuguegarao City
  • 202nd (ISABELA) Community Defense Center – NIA Stockyard, Frenza, Cauayan City
  • 203rd (NUEVA VIZCAYA) Community Defense Center – Capitol Site, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
  • 204th (QUIRINO) Community Defense Center – QSC Compound, Diffun, Quirino


Reserve Divisions

5th Infantry (Ready Reserve) Division, PA (Cp Elpidio Quirino, Bulag, Bantay, Isabela)


Reserve Officer Training Corps Units

  • Cagayan State University ROTC Unit
  • Quirino State College ROTC Unit
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University ROTC Unit


Awards and Decorations

 Campaign Streamers

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer Presidential Unit Citation Badge SAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana & TS Parma 04-Feb-10 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 04 Feb ’10
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer Presidential Unit Citation Badge General Elections, Philippines 01-Jul-10 General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July ’10



Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
75px AFP Election Duty Badge General Elections, Philippines 21-May-10 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May ’10