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Eldon Regua

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Years of service  1977-2013
Rank  Major general

Education  Santa Clara University
Name  Eldon Regua
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Commands held  75th Division (Battle Command Training Division)
Battles/wars  Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan
Awards  Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster Army Commendation Medal Army Achievement Medal
Battles and wars  Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom

Service/branch  United States Army
Allegiance  United States of America

Major General Eldon Regua, WWII in the Phil. Conference

Eldon Regua (Born 1955) is a retired major general in the United States Army Reserve, who last served as Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff (Wartime) (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) for 8th United States Army headquartered in Yongsan, Korea, having just completed an assignment as Commanding General, 75th Division (Battle Command Training Division) in Houston, Texas in July 2011. As of 2010, he was the senior most active, or reserve, non-retired flag or general officer of Filipino American ethnicity. He is also half Mexican American ethnicity.



Born and raised in San Jose, he grew up with his parents and four brothers and two sisters. His father Felipe (Philip), dropped out of school in the fifth grade, and became a Filipino agricultural laborer who emigrated from the Philippines in 1929. His mother Evangeline, a Mexican American, was born in El Paso, Texas met his father, in 1951. His family eventually settled in the Evergreen District of San Jose in 1968.

As a young boy he and his family and worked the fields picking prunes, walnuts, green beans and apricots also working in an apricot dry yard. In 1973 he graduated from Silver Creek High School. After high school he was admitted to Santa Clara University where he participated in the Army ROTC program and graduate in 1977 earning a B.S. in Commerce in accounting. Eventually he would go on and earn Master of business administration degree from Chapman University, and a Master of strategic studies degree from the United States Army War College. All four of his brothers would also go on to earn college degrees.

Following SCU, he became a newly commissioned officer in the Air Defense Artillery Branch, serving initially in Giessen, Germany during the Cold War after his Officer Basic Course at Fort Bliss. He would also work with a tactical evaluation team under Allied Air Forces Central Europe evaluating allied Improved Hawk units.

Following this stint on active duty, he joined the Army Reserve, being promoted multiple times, serving in multiple units to include 91st Division (Training Support), 63rd Regional Support Command, and the 104th Division (Institutional Training). He was briefly activated in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during the first half of 2003, and oversaw certification of units heading downrange; this activation also fell under Operation Noble Eagle. His deactivation from active duty, in 2003, was connected to the selection as Chief of Staff and later approval of his promotion to Brigadier General by then President George Bush, to the position of Assistant Division Commander(Operations) as well as Commanding General of the 104th Division from 2007-2008. He has visited in both Iraq and Afghanistan on several occasions.

He serves on the Board of Advisors of RightStep Services, while serving as Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff(Wartime) of the 8th US Army. MG Regua recently served on the Secretary of the Army's Reserve Forces Policy Committee(ARFPC). Regua retired from the Army in 2013.


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