Pursuant to HPA General Orders No. 355 dated 9 August 2006, the 10th Infantry "Agila" Division, PA was activated effective August 16, 2006 and established its division headquarters at Camp Panacan, Davao City with then Major General Ernesto D. Boac as the first Division Commander.
The activation of 10th Infantry "Agila" Division, PA in Mindanao is envisioned to effectively address the enemy’s center of gravity; enhance command and control; support the government’s holistic approach and promote synergy among Army units; delineate units that will confront the Communist Terrorist Movement (CTM), the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Auxiliary Threat Group; diminish administrative, logical and operational problems; and efficiently address the current security problem that hinders the country’s economic growth.
Upon the activation, the division absorbed one brigade from 6th Infantry Division (6ID) with four maneuver battalions, namely, 601st Infantry Brigade which is now the 1002nd Brigade, 39th Infantry Battalion, 25th Infantry Battalion, 27th Infantry Battalion, and 66th Infantry Battalion. The division also absorbed Task Force GenSan and 12th Field Artillery Battalion from 6ID. Units from 4th Infantry Division was also absorbed namely: 404th Infantry Brigade which is now the 1001st Infantry Brigade, Task Force Davao, 28th Infantry Battalion, 60th Infantry Battalion, 73rd Infantry Battalion, 67th Infantry Battalion, 72nd Cadre Battalion, 44th Division Reconnaissance Company, 4th Military Intelligence Company and 10th Signal Battalion.
On February 11, 2011, the Division moved to its permanent headquarters at Camp General Manuel T. Yan in Barangay Tuburan, Mawab, Compostela Valley Province.
With the mission of clearing the South Eastern Mindanao from all threats in order to attain a physically and psychologically secured environment conducive to national growth and development, the 10th Infantry "Agila" Division, PA is envisioned to be a well prepared and capable division to conduct a wide range of military operations to win against any threat within its area of responsibility.
The 10th Infantry (AGILA) Division, Philippine Army conducts support operations in order to assist stakeholders create a just and peaceful environment conducive to sustainable development in the area of responsibility.
The Division has operational responsibility over the Davao Region (Region 11), parts of Region 12 (Sarangani, South Cotabato, 2nd District of North Cotabato and Columbio, Sultan Kudarat), Trento, Agusan del Sur and Lingig Surigao del Sur. 10ID AOR encompasses 4 Regions, 12 provinces, 7 cities, 72 municipalities and 1, 681 Barangays. It has a total land area of 34,000 square kilometers and an estimated population of 6.4 million with mixed religious beliefs such as the Christians, Lumads and Muslims
The area has mining industries, fishing industry. Notable among them are the Toril Fish Port and the Gensan Port in Davao City and Gen Santos City, respectively. The area is also home of the biggest banana and pineapple plantations in the country. It has an international airport and the commercially important Davao Gulf.
Davao City is the regional center of Region 11, and its Francisco Bangoy International Airport is the third busiest airport in the country. Davao is a melting pot of various cultures, which include minority indigenous groups such as the Bagobo, Mandaya, Mansaka, and Maguindanaos. Among the local languages spoken are Dinabaw, Visayan, as well as Filipino and English.
The seal of the 10th Infantry Division is a symbolic statement of the unit’s heritage, identity, and mission in contemporary form. Its
power depends on its simplicity and complexity, as well as its traditional and enduring qualities.
The basic symbols in the seal are the Philippine Eagle, shield, numeric number 10, and laurel leaves; word AGILA in capital letters,
M16 rifle and the kris. The dominant and most visible element in the design is the eagle with its wings spread in full span and claws
EAGLE – represents the qualities aspired by personnel of 10ID – strong vision, mission driven, focused, versatile and always prepared
WINGS SPREAD AND OPENED CLAWS – superior strength and continuous drive for higher ideals
SHIELD – guardian of peace and protector of the constitution
NUMBER 10 - represent the 10ID
LAUREL LEAVES – denotes achievements, heroism and proud history of the division
M16 – represent the basic weapon of an infantryman
KRIS – represents the traditional weapons of Lumads and Muslims
CROSS CREATED BY M16 AND KRIS – symbolizes unity and harmony among diverse beliefs of every personnel
AGILA – agility, good mannered, initiative, leadership and aggressivenessMGen Ernesto D Boac AFP (16 August 2006 – 11 March 2008)
MGen Jogy Leo L Fojas AFP (12 March 2008 – 10 February 2009)
MGen Reynaldo B Mapagu AFP (10 February 2009 – 16 November 2009)
MGen Carlos B Holganza AFP (16 November 2009 – 3 August 2010)
MGen Jorge V Segovia AFP (3 August 2010 – 22 April 2012)
MGen Ariel B Bernardo AFP (23 April 2012 – 14 July 2014)
MGen Eduardo M Año AFP (15 July 2014 - 16 July 2015)
BGen Benjamin R Madrigal Jr AFP (16 July 2015 - 1 September 2015)
MGen Rafael C Valencia AFP (1 September 2015 - to date)