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
- 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
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
|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|