Melecio J. Montesclaros
Colonel Melecio Juan Montesclaros was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 23 December 1942, class number 133. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 2nd Fil Regiment, Camp Cooke, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 1st RCN, Bn, Australia, New Guinea, Philippine; Company Commander, 1st RCN Bn, Philippines; Special Troops, Headquarters, Sixth Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California; Battalion S3, Executive officer, 19th Infantry, Korea; G4 Service Division, Department of the Army, Pentagon; G4 Section, KCOMA, Korea; Assistant Chief Combined Arms, Medical Service School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; DCSOPS, Europe and Middle East Division, Dept of the Army, Pentagon; Deputy Commandant, School of the Americas, Fort Gulick, Canal Zone; Secretary, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal, ROKPUC; Pres Unit CIT; Bronze Star Medal; SSM; CIB.