Filipino Generals in U.S. Army - Filipino American Generals

Four Filipino Generals in U.S. Army have shown what hard work and dedication can do.

These Filipino American Generals stayed focused on their career goals and achieved a high status within the U.S. Army and among Filipino-Americans.

They are Lieutenant General Edward Soriano, Major General Antonio Taguba, Brigadier General Archine Laano, and Brigadier General Oscar Hilman.

Filipino Generals in US Army - Edward Soriano
Edward Soriano - Filipino Generals in US Army

Lieutenant General Edward Soriano

The highest ever ranked Filipino American in the United States Military, Major General Edward Soriano was born in November 1946 in Pangasinan, Philippines. He went to the U.S.A. in the 1950's when his father, a Major in the U.S. Army was sent to Fort. Benning, Georgia.

He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant via the Army ROTC in 1970 after graduating from San Jose State University. He later attained a Master's degree from the University of Missouri.

By 1992 he held the position of Desert Shield and Desert Storm Army Section chief of the Secretary of Defense Gulf War Report team.

At the time of his retirement in March 2005, Soriano was a three-star lieutenant general

Filipino Generals in US Army - Antonio Taguba
Antonio Taguba - Filipino Generals in US Army

Major General Antonio Taguba

Antonio Taguba was born in Sampaloc, Manila and at age 11 moved to Hawaii. He became a 2nd lieutenant in 1972 after graduating from Idaho State University with a degree in history.

He attained 3 master's degrees: Public Administration from Webster University, International Relations from Salve Regina College, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College.

General Taguba retired in January 2007 ending a 34 year military career.

Brigadier General Archine Laano

As a 1963 graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Archine Laano's chosen profession was as a physician. He attained the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army in 1988 after being appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

He was also active with the Philippine Medical Association of America, serving as president and participating in many medical activities throughout the Philippines.

Brigadier General Oscar Hilman

Oscar Hilman was born in a small town in Luzon, Philippines. He was initially an enlistee in the U.S. Army and when he was a 27-year-old Sergeant First Class he received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was eventually promoted to Brigadier General on August 27, 2003.


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