Commodore Luzviminda Camacho is the 1st female commodore of the Philippine Navy.
Luzviminda Camacho’s promotion to commodore is a rare achievement in the broadly male-dominated Armed Forces of the Philippines, especially for an officer who did not graduate from the Philippine Military Academy.
The promotion of generals and senior officers in the military signified the advancement in their careers as soldiers. It also implies bigger and more crucial responsibilities that they have to carry toward the attainment of the AFP’s mission.
6 Things You May Like To Know About Commodore Luzviminda Camacho
- She is a single mom.
- She has a son named Praise. Praise studied at the Maritime Academy of Asia and Pacific, a school for future seafarers.
- She is not a graduate of PMA but entered the navy as an officer through the navy officer’s candidate course.
- Prior to her promotion as commodore, she served as chief of the AFP office of legislative affairs (AFP-OLA).
- She was the 1st female commander of a contingent of Filipino peacekeepers sent by the government to Haiti from June 2013 to January 2015.
- She was the 1st woman officer in the Philippine Navy to command a navy warship following a series of sea duties that included serving as an engineering officer at a naval gunboat.
Camacho commanded the Philippine Navy patrol ship BRP Manuel Gomez in Davao and General Santos City in 2008. She also commanded the patrol ship BRP Teotimo Figuracion deployed in Misamis Oriental and Surigao provinces in 2009 and BRP Iloilo deployed in Maguindanao and General Santos City in 2010.
Her latest assignment as commander at sea was as commanding officer of the patrol ship BRP Iloilo in Maguindanao.
After nearly 3 years of commanding 4 navy ships, Luzviminda Camacho was designated in December 2012 as the chief of staff of the naval base Cavite, the naval base Heracleo Alano in Sangley Point.
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