1st Air Force Wing Commander, former COL RAYMUNDO T FRANCISCO, has been promoted to General Officer rank. He is now BRIG GEN FRANCISCO, Wing Commander, 1st AFWR PAF.
Gen. Francisco is a lawyer by profession. He obtained his law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1976, and added an MBA to his credentials from the AdMU in 1982. He is currently a private law practitioner with offices at Ortigas Center in Pasig City.
GENERAL FRANCISCO was commissioned into the Air Force Reserve in March 1991. As an officer, he has commanded the 2nd Air Force Group under the Air Reserve Command from the time he was commissioned until 1992. In 1996, he was assigned to the 1st Air Reserve Wing as Director for Intelligence (W2), and starting in 2001 was assigned as Deputy Wing Commander.
He has been with the unit serving in various capacities including being Wing Inspector and Judge Advocate. When the 1st ARW became the 1st Air Force Wing Reserve in 2010, he started serving as Deputy Wing Commander for the brigade-size unit covering Metro Manila.
He was appointed as Wing Commander in March 2015 to replace BRIG GEN ELIHU A YBANEZ AFP and has been the unit’s commander for almost two years.
General Francisco is also a radio enthusiast and is an active member of Citizens Traffic Action, a volunteer communication group that assists government traffic and transport oriented agencies especially during emergencies.