Bienvenido R. Castro
Brigadier General Bienvenido R. Castro was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Class 18-49, 30 December 1949. His first duty assignment was a Battery Officer, 20th Battalion Combat Team (Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea) Korea Campaign. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Operations Officer, Signal School Branch, Philippine Army School Center; Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters, Philippine Army School Command; Tactical and Supply Officer, University of the East, Philippine ROTC; S-2 Officer, 8th Battalion Combat Team, Philippine Army; Commander, Company B, 8th Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division; Officer, Head Ranger Department, Philippine Army School Center; Chief, Procurement and Separation School Section, OJI, General Headquarters, Camp Aquinaldo, Philippine; Chief, Training and Operation Branch, Headquarters G-3, Philippine Army; Assistant G-3, Headquarters, Philippine Army; Commander, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Magsaysay, Philippines; Chief Liaison, 1st Philippine Civic Action Group to Vietnam (PHILCAG); Commander, 10th Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Philippines; Superintendent, Manila Reserve Officers Training Corps, Philippines; Commanding General, Lanao Civic Action Force, Philippine; Director, ROTC, WashingtonTC, CAT, and Youth Affairs, General Headquarters, Armed Forces of the Philippines; President, Military Tribunal, NR3; Commanding General, Armed Forces of the Philippines Training Center. | General Castro's military awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Military Commendation Medal with Three Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam, Bronze Star, Bronze Cross Medal, Korean Campaign Medal, Outstanding Achievement Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Military Merit Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Philippine-Korean Campaign Medal, 1st Class Armed Forces Honor Medal, Loyalty Service Medal, United Nation Service Medal, Anti-Dissidence Campaign Medal, Republic of the Philippines Unit Citation Badge with Three Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean President Unit Citation Medal, Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation Medal.