AT least 152 new officers from the major services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) graduated on Friday under the newly implemented common curriculum for all Officer Candidate Courses (OCC), a one-year course that prepare the soldiers mentally, physically, and emotionally. In a synchronized graduation ceremony – the first in the history of the AFP-OCC – the new officers were welcomed by top AFP and Defense officials. Of the 152 graduates, 58 were from the Army, 52 from the Navy and 42 from the Air Force. Col. Noel Detoyato, AFP Public Affairs Office chief said the new curriculum took effect last year to gave way to overlapping of classes among the major services officer candidate schools to realize the upper class-underclass system and standardize the awards given to OCC graduates. The graduates took up their Training and Doctrine course in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac.