ADMIRAL ELSON E HERMOGINO PCG In a letter of appointment signed last January 4, 2018 by the President and transmitted to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P Tugade, Admiral Hermogino is designated to steer the country’s leading maritime law enforcement organization.
Born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan and reared in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Admiral Hermogino began his military career on 1981 when he entered the Philippine Military Academy and graduated as a proud member of the prestigious “Sandiwa” Class of 1985.
His passion for learning enabled him to successfully complete his post graduate studies at World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden and earned the degree of Master in Maritime Administration in 1996.
Prior to his appointment as the Commandant, Admiral Hermogino became the Station Commander of various PCG stations and eventually became the Commander of Coast Guard districts in Bicol, Northern Mindanao and Southern Tagalog in Batangas and CGDNCR-CL in acting capacity. He was also entrusted with positions and commanded major units of the PCG such as the MEPCOM, Coast Guard Fleet, and Maritime Safety Services Command.
He successfully earned the most coveted Command-at-Sea Badge as he commanded three Coast Guard search and rescue vessels which are the primary ships for operations of the PCG namely: BRP Batangas (SARV-004), BRP Romblon (SARV 3503) and seven other vessels during his service in the Philippine Navy.
Dedication to service has been reflected through his remarkable achievements and numerous awards received throughout his career. Among the awards conferred to Admiral Hermogino are as follows: Coast Guard Legion of Honor and Ribbon (Degree of Maginoo), Coast Guard Outstanding Achievement Medal and Ribbon, Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal Medal and Ribbon, Coast Guard Gawad sa Kaunlaran Medal, Coast Guard Merit Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Search and Rescue Medal, Long Service Medal, Coast Guard Visayan Campaign Medal & Ribbon, and Coast Guard Civic Action Medal.
Admiral Hermogino is a dedicated husband to his wife, Rutchel and a loving father to his three children, Reiner John, Renson and Reizels.