The Light Reaction Regiment celebrated its 17th anniversary on May 17, 2017 at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. The event was attended by National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
The Light Reaction Regiment is operating under the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) of the Philippine Army. In his active military service, Secretary Lorenzana served as SOCOM’s commanding general.
During the event Lorenzana inspected the refurbished firearms turned over by the Government Arsenal. A book launch was also held as part of Light Reaction Regiment 17th Founding Anniversary celebration
Light Reaction Regiment is the lead counter-terrorist unit of the Philippine Army.
Lorenzana also led the groundbreaking of the AFP’s Counter-Terrorism Training Facility.
SOCOM is responsible for planning, conducting, and supporting special operations for the Philippine Army. Aside from Light Reaction Regiment, SOCOM also has Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) and First Scout Ranger Regiment as sub-commands.