SERGEANT MAJOR, PHILIPPINE ARMY

    asmnewChief Master Sergeant Aladin S Dacayanan 761162 (Military Intelligence) Philippine Army was born on 10 February 1966 in Camiling, Tarlac. He is the eldest among the seven children of Mr Melecio C Dacayanan of Camiling Tarlac, and Mrs Brigida E Santos of Bayambang, Pangasinan.  He completed his Primary and Secondary Education at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac in 1983.  He attended Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Saint Louise University, Baguio City from 1983 to 1986.  He completed Bachelor of Science in Criminology at Saint Ferdinand College, Isabela in 2015.

                On 30 April 1988, CMS Dacayanan PA was enlisted into the Regular Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines.  His first assignment was with 72nd Infantry Battalion (72nd IB), 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.  During his tour-of-duty with 72nd IB, he performed the following duties: Rifleman, Radioman, Squad Leader, Company Assistant Operation Sergeant, and Battalion Operation Sergeant, among others.  While with 72nd IB, he took the following Trainings/Courses: Scout Ranger Orientation Course; Special Operations Training; and Special Forces Operations Course where he was Compass Man and Operation Sergeant of his Team.  He participated in several Combat Operations in Northern, Southern, and Eastern Luzon.

                In 1992, CMS Dacayanan PA was reassigned with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Counterintelligence Group (AFPCIG).  During his Tour-of-Duty with AFPCIG, he was designated to various administrative and operational positions.  While with AFPCIG, he completed Counterintelligence Course, Micro-Computer Package Course, and other counterintelligence-related trainings and seminars. He participated in several counterintelligence operations.  In 1994, he represented AFPCIG as member of the AFP Contingent to United Nations Command, Soul Korea.

                In 1995, CMS Dacayanan PA was reassigned with the Intelligence Service, AFP (ISAFP).  During his Tour-of-Duty with ISAFP, he was designated to various administrative and operational positions.  Significant among his designations include: Team Leader of Special Operations Team; VIP Protective Agent; Branch NCO of Production and Counterintelligence Branch of ISAFP; MIG and Task Force Operation Sergeant; Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché, Philippine Embassy, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China; MIG Sergeant Major of MIG19 and MIG22; Force Sergeant Major of Foreign Intelligence Force of ISAFP; and Command Sergeant Major of ISAFP.  While with ISAFP, he completed following courses/Trainings: Basic and Advance Career Courses in Intelligence; Enlisted Personnel Intelligence Course; VIP Protective Operations Course (US); Enlisted Personnel Administrative Assistant Course; Intelligence Research and Analysis Course (US and Australia); Basic and Advance Scuba Training; AFP Joint Sergeant Major Course; and other intelligence-related trainings and seminars.  He participated in several intelligence operations nation-wide.

                As a result of his hard work, CMS Dacayanan PA is a recipient of numerous awards and decorations, including: Gold Cross Medal, Gawad sa Kaunlaran Medal, Military Merit Medal with Spearhead Devise, Military Merit Medals, Military Commendation Medals, Luzon Campaign Medal, Anti-Dissident Campaign Medal, Military Civic Action Medal, Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal Medals, AFP Conduct Medal, Long Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, US Army Achievement Medal, Letters of Commendation, and Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation.

    He is also a recipient of the several Badges, including: Presidential Unit Citation Badge, EDSA 2 Revolution Badge, Special Forces Badge, Sergeant Major badge, and the EP Administrative Assistant Badge.

    In 2014, CMS Dacayanan PA was one of the Metrobank Foundation “The Outstanding Pilipino Soldiers” (TOPS) Awardees.

                CMS Dacayanan PA is married to Lovella Collo Padua of Sta Cruz, Laguna and they are blessed with four children and a granddaughter, they are: Rachelle Ashly, a Registered Nurse now working as Flight Attendant with Qatar Air; John Jefrey, a graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Management now working as Hotel Staff; Darla Mae, a graduate of Architecture now working as a Flight Attendant with Emirates; Leandro Luis, a Grade 4 Student; and their Granddaughter Mayshle Daphne, a kindergarten student. 

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