Colonel Gilbert Beltran was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 March 1954, Class Number 4. His first duty assignment was as Rotary Wing Flight Instructor, U.S. Army Aviation School, Camp Rucker, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Medevac Pilot/Maintenance Officer, 49th Medical Detachment (Hel Amb); Seoul, Korea; Medevac Pilot/Maintenance Officer, 82d Medical Detachment (Hel Amb), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; G-3, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Medevac Pilot/Maintenance Officer, 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Friedberg, Germany; Medevac Pilot/Opns Tng Officer, 421st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Nellingen, Germany; Chief, Field Medical SPT Division, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; MEDEVAC Pilot/Standardization Instructor Pilot, 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Qui Nhon, Vietnam; Plans Opns, Training Officer, Lyster Army Hospital, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Medical Plans and Opns Officer, Headquarters, Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans/Opns, USA Medical Command, Long Binh, Vietnam; Medical Plans and Opns Officer, Headquarters, Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco, Californnia; Commander, Headquarters, 30th Medical Group, Ludwigsberg, Germany; Medical Coordinator, Headquarters, U.S. Army Readiness Region V, Fort Sheridan, Illinois. | Colonel Beltran's military education and training includes: Army Cargo Helicopter Pilot Course, AMEDD Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/ V and w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Military Order of Merit (in Hun), VN Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, other Service/Campaign Medals, Master Aviator Badge.