THE Philippine Army on Friday announced the designation of the former commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Station Hospital in Malacañang as the new Chief Army Surgeon to provide health services to soldiers and their dependents. Col. Ronaldo Cruz, a native of Marikina City (Metro Manila), replaced Col. Leland Rosa, who will soon be designated commanding officer of Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Cruz also served as commanding officer of the PSG Station Hospital from July 2010 to July 2016. He was command surgeon of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Cagayan de Oro City from 2004 to 2007, and the Philippine Military Academy from 2008 to 2010. Cruz, 54, graduated with a Zoology degree from Far Eastern University and finished Medicine at Lyceum Northwestern University in March 1981. He also completed the Health Care Service Delivery Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City (Metro Manila) in September 2005. The Office of the Army Chief Surgeon is a unit under the military’s Technical and Administrative Service.