BGEN ARVIN R LAGAMON PA is the 42nd Commander of Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines.
He is a product of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Tanglaw-Diwa” Class of 1992.
BGEN LAGAMON PA, born on 24 June 1970 in Malaybalay, Bukidnon has been serving the military for 32 years. After graduating from PMA, he immediately saw action in Mindanao as a platoon leader. He was deployed in different parts of the country covering Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon, working in various capacities, as company commander and as staff at the battalion, brigade, and division levels. His strong leadership qualities and managerial acumen were manifested when seated as battalion commander of the 63rd Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army stationed in Northern Samar.
After several years of being an infantry officer, BGEN LAGAMON was assigned to the National Capital Region and assumed as the Head, Executive Assistant at the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, AFP for a year. He spent the next 13 years in NCR and Luzon holding significant positions in the field of CMO, as Acting Group Commander of Information Development Group, CRSAFP; Chief, Public Affairs Branch of OG7, PA; and Chief of Civic Action Branch, Civil Affairs Division, OJ3, AFP.
He has an extensive experience in the field of education and training having been assigned as an instructor at the Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Army, Commandant of the Army CMO School, and Chief of the Foreign Training Branch, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Education and Training, OG8 of the Philippine Army. He played a key role in numerous bilateral and multilateral training exercises and engaged in numerous bilateral talks with allied countries.
In 2017, he was designated as Deputy Regiment Commander of Civil-Military Operations Regiment, serving three Commanders prior to his installation as the Regiment Commander in 2019. As the Regiment Commander, he capitalized on infrastructures and capability building to enhance the CMO efforts of the unit.
BGEN LAGAMON is a well-decorated military professional. His awards include the Military Merit Medal with 1st Bronze Spearhead Device, Silver Wing Medal, Distinguished Service Star, Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Achievement Medal among others. He is also a recipient of several distinctions and commendations both from the military and civilian sectors.