Arnulfo E. Acedera
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|Arnulfo E. Acedera|
|Born||December 18, 1941
|Service/branch||Philippine Air Force|
|Years of service||1963-1997|
|Awards||Distinguished Aviation Cross
Distinguished Service Star
General Arnulfo E. Acedera (born December 18, 1941) is a Filipino general and a recipient of such awards as Distinguished Service Star, Distinguished Aviation Cross, Bronze Cross Medal and Silver Wing Medal.
Acedera was born on December 18, 1941 in Cardona, Rizal. He wanted to study at the Mapua Institute of Technology and that way get a degree in civil engineering, but changed his mind and went to the Philippine Military Academy instead in 1959 from which he graduated four years later. He continue on studying flying in Lipa, Batangas at the PAF Flying School from which he graduated in 1965. From 1966 to 1967 he was a commander for the both 3rd and 4th PAF Detachments which were part of 601st Liaison Squadron and 205th Composite Wing. In 1973 he flew Lockheed C-130 Hercules for training purposes at Georgia Company, Marietta, Georgia. In 1976 he took Swearingen Merlin course at San Antonio, Texas and by 1983 passed a course at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Bonifacio. From June 14 to November 8, 1994 he became Deputy Chief of Staff and from November 8 of the same year to December 26 of the next worked at the Armed Forces of the Philippines. From the same date and till November 28, 1996 he was a commanding General of the Philippine Air Force and then until December 17, 1997 was a Chief of Staff in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
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