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Pinoy soldier napromote bilang isang General Officer sa Hawaii Army National Guard


Isang Filipino-American koronel ang gumawa ng history pagkatapos nitong na-promote bilang Brigadier General sa Hawaii Army National Guard. Ginawa ang promotion kamakailan na ginanap sa Washington Place, ang opisyal na tirahan ng Gobernador ng Hawaii.


Si Roy J. Macaraeg ay pinaniniwalaang siya ang kauna-unang sundalo ng Fil-Am na napromote sa hanay ng mga Genral sa kasaysayan ng Hawaii Army National Guard.

“You know, it’s one of those things that you look at it and go, 'Hey, that’s like an American dream come true, right?' So, I did a lot of reflection leading up to this promotion. I think it’s incredible. It’s been an incredible journey. I’m thankful again for the opportunity,” sabi ni Macaraeg.


Mayroong 29 na taonng serbisyo sa militar si Macaraeg, kasama dito ang ilang serbisyo sa Pentagon at pag-deploy sa Iraq, Kuwait, at Kosovo.

Mayroong master,s degree si Macaraeg, nagtapos ito bilang Master of Science in National Strategy mula sa National War College.

“If you want to be somebody, it’s just making sure you work hard. It starts with self-discipline to do what needs to be done so that you can achieve whatever you want..." dagdag ni Macaraeg.


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