Actor Dingdong Dantes is now a lieutenant of the Philippine Navy.
His wife, Marian Rivera, shared photos of him at the Donning of Ranks Ceremony at the Philippine Navy headquarters on her Instagram account on Monday.
“Lieutenant Commander Jose Sixto G. Dantes III PN (Res)…Super proud of you my husband… Salute!,” Rivera wrote.
His “Descendants of the Sun” co-star Rocco Nacino, who’s also a Navy reservist, was also present at the ceremony.
Dantes enlisted as a Navy reservist in 2017. He is one of quite a few celebrities who joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as reservists.
Matteo Guidicelli, Gerald Anderson, and Vilma Santos are among the celebrities who are part of the AFP reserves.
Actors Christopher de Leon and Richard Gomez are also both reservists for the Philippine Navy, with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Meanwhile, Yves Flores, Nash Aguas, Elmo Magalona, and Jerome Ponce all completed a short training course under the Philippine Army and were given the rank of Private.