2ND REVISION Monday, 2020 JUNE 29
(By DinggolAranetaDivinagracia – IlonggoNationMovement)
Eric Tumbocon Ruiz was born in Jaro, Iloilo City on July 22, 1965, from his upright parents Pedro Isturis Ruiz of Banga, Aklan, and the former Miss Norma Figueroa Tumbocon of Dingle, Iloilo and of Ibajay, Aklan ancestry. Eric has two (2) brothers; Peal married to Priscilla Gutierrez, and Edsel who is married to Marichu Sulangob, also a sister Sol Marilou married to Ramon Coscolluela.
Eric even as an undergraduate in the College of Electrical Engineering at the Iloilo City Central Philippine University (CPU) –enlisted in the United States Navy (USN) in July of the year 1986 as an Enlisted One (E-1), the lowliest but, likewise, an important position among the U. S. Sailors forged by the sea. He once said: “Abih mo Tito Dingz, nag umpisa gid ako tiltig sang tuktok sa idalom barko” or “You know what Tito Dingz, I began by getting rid of the rusts at the bottom of the ships.”
Yes! Sireeeee!!! that’s my amigo Eric Ruiz who is blessed with the inherent Filipino traits; and by his own firm determination and long resolute perseverance to reach his desired goal, rose from the ranks to be where he is today. The Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Logistics and Readiness for the Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG 3) which is entrusted to train and to lead in the defense of freedom and democracy all over the world.
Previously, Eric was stationed onboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD 6 as Chief Engineer with a rank of Commander, the first Ilonggo ever to occupy the position.
Cmdr. Eric is married to Rance “Bebing” Lao -Ruiz of Kalibo, Aklan. The eldest daughter Karla Katrina, a Major in the United States Air Force (USAF), is married to a USAF Pilot. The youngest daughter Julienne is with the United States Navy (USN) as a Certified Nurse and is married to a retired US Marine.
Andre the elder son, who is also successful, is a nurse in San Diego. While the youngest “EJ”, who is still schooling, is eyeing to be a US Navy Seal.
Excerpted: “ . . . .Expeditionary Strike Group Three Virtually Hosts Follow-On Shore Power Training (From Expeditionary Strike Group Three Public Affairs)
SAN DIEGO (NNS) — While a ship is pier-side, shore-power cables provide electricity while the ship’s power generating systems are shut down. Training on connecting these cables is usually annual and face-to-face, but due to the inherent risks of handling ship-to-shore power connections this year, a second session was needed.
Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG 3) needed to deliver this follow-on training to the waterfront in a way that takes COVID-19 mitigations into account.
“We work hard at developing the shore power training curriculum, and with the need for follow-on training, disseminating in a way that factors COVID-19 mitigation procedures were necessary,” said Cmdr. Eric Ruiz, the assistant chief of staff for logistics and readiness for ESG 3.
The training emphasizes the importance of preventive safety actions and adherence to procedures in handling shore-power connections, with an emphasis on the importance of effective engineering leadership of electrical division personnel involved inshore power handling evolution.
“Improving safety on the rigging and unrigging of ship’s shore power cables on the waterfront helps ensure we teach Sailors the necessary skills to succeed in the fleet,” said Ruiz…..”A1