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1st Technical and Administrative Services Brigade (Reserve)

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Country  Philippines
1st Technical & Administrative Services Brigade (Reserve)
Active  12 February 1999 - Present
Allegiance  Republic of the Philippines
Branch  Armed Forces of the Philippines
Type  Technical Services Reserve Technical Services
Role  Combat Support and Combat Service Support, SAR and CSAR, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, Civil-Military Operations and Civil-military Co-operations, Spec-Ops

The 1st Technical & Administrative Services Brigade (Reserve), known officially as First TAS, is one of seven TAS units of the Technical Services Reserve Group of the AFP Reserve Command, and is based in Quezon City. The unit provides combat support and service support services to AFP Reserve Force Maneuver Units operating within the National Capital Region particularly Army Reserve Units of the 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve) of the Army Reserve Command, the 1st Air Force Wing (Ready Reserve) of the Air Reserve Command, and reserve units of the Naval Reserve Center - National Capital Region of the Naval Reserve Command.


Being a technical unit means the unit must rely on force protection assistance from maneuver units within its AOR and that it provides engineering, medical, legal, and religious services required by these AFP Reserve Force Maneuver Units.


The technical service brigade (reserve) was activated on 12 February 1999, pursuant to GHQ-AFP General Orders Nr. 36. The Operational control of the unit was then transferred to the Office of the Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command on 25 August 1999 by virtue of GHQ-AFP General Orders Nr. 219.


  • Base for expansion of the Regular Force in the event of war, invasion or rebellion within its AOP.
  • Assist the Government in Relief and Rescue Operations in the event of Calamities or Disasters.
  • Assist the Government in Socio-economic development and environmental concerns.
  • Assist in the operation & maintenance of essential government and private utilities (e.g. power, telecommunications, water).
  • The Commissioned Officer Corps

    Officers of the 1stTASBde, AFPRESCOM are directly commissioned through AFP Circular Nr. 4, 6 and 30 and may come from any of the following professions:

  • Lawyers and Paralegal Specialists (Judge Advocate General Service)
  • Medical Doctors (Medical Corps)
  • Nurses (Nurse Corps)
  • Dentists (Dental Service)
  • Veterinarians (Veterinary Corps)
  • Licensed Teachers (Corps of Professors)
  • Allied Medical, Business, and Mass Communication Specialists (Medical Administrative Corps)
  • Licensed Engineers (Corps of Engineers)
  • Ordained Chaplains (Chaplain Service)
  • Organization

    The following are the units that are presently placed under operational control of the 1st Technical & Administrative Service Brigade NCR (Reserve).

    Base Units

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Service Support Group
  • Line Units

  • 101st Technical and Administrative Services Group
  • 102nd Technical and Administrative Services Group
  • 103rd Technical and Administrative Services Group
  • 104th Technical and Administrative Services Group
  • 105th Technical and Administrative Services Group
  • Operations

  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (Typhoon Yolanda (2013))
  • References

    1st Technical & Administrative Services Brigade (Reserve) Wikipedia

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