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Col. David & Elsa Oalang
Territorial Commander & Territorial President of Women's Ministries
Secretary for Business Administration
Secretary for Personnel Administration
Secretary for Program Administration
Northern Luzon Division
Central Philippines Division
Visayas Islands Division
Mindanao Islands Division
The Red Shield
The quasi-military leadership and management structure of The Salvation Army is used for its efficiency and discipline. The international leader of The Salvation Army is called the General. Officers are ranked by seniority and merit. Women hold equal rank with men, and enjoy the same opportunities and privileges men have. Each officers are ready to be transferred post to anywhere in the world where the Army has its ministry. This high mobility boosts effectiveness in doing ministerial work all throughout the world.
A commissioned officer is a Salvationist who has been trained, commissioned, and ordained to service and leadership in response to God’s call. These commissioned officers are recognized ministers of religion and performs pastoral duties.
A soldier in The Salvation Army is a converted person at least 14 years of age who has went through recruit class and has been approved and endorsed by the Pastoral Care Council for enrollment as a full-time member of the Army evidenced by the signing of the Soldier’s Covenant [formerly known as The Articles of War].
An adherent of the The Salvation Army is a member that has not made a commitment to become a full-time soldier.