Brigadier General Flaviano P. Olivares, a decorated military officer, stands among the few whose military career spans three decades of dedicated service in the Philippine Army and Philippine Constabulary. A veteran of World War II, he has thrice been the recipient of the Distinguished Service Star and Military Merit Medal.
He has been inducted to the Allied Officers Hall of Fame of the United States Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, USA.
He has held various posts, starting as a Probationary Third Lieutenant and moving on to become Constabulary Zone Commander of the 11th PC Zone in 1961, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 1963, Commanding general of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division in 1964, and Chief of the Philippine Constabulary in 1965. Indeed, with his splendid record in the military service, he is truly a fine example of a true Vanguard, leader among the chosen few.