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Arnulfo G. Acedera Jr.
Born December 19, 1941 (1941-12-19)
Died June 15, 2020(2020-06-15) (aged 78)
Place of birth Cardona, Rizal, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Place of death Philippines
Buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani
Allegiance Philippines Philippines
Service/branch Philippine Air Force
Years of service 1963–1997
Rank General
Awards Distinguished Aviation Cross
Distinguished Service Star

Arnulfo G. Acedera, Jr. (19 December 1941 – 15 June 2020) is a retired Filipino general who served as the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force and as the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He was a recipient of awards such as the Distinguished Service Star, Distinguished Aviation Cross, Bronze Cross Medal and Silver Wing Medal.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Acedera was born on December 19, 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 year, 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.[1]

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