Eduardo Año is the secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. During his active military career, he consistently ranked number one in all his military courses either local or foreign. In 1993, Año finished at the top of his class in the International Officer Intelligence Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA, earning a perfect rating of 100 percent, a feat that remains unchallenged up to this date.
He held a number of vital military positions, such as Commander of the Intelligence and Security Group of the Philippine Army, Chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Commander of the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division, 57th Commanding General of the Philippine Army, and eventually 48th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He was instrumental in the neutralization of countless terrorist and communist high-value targets, which ultimately made him a legend in the intelligence community.
In recognition of his outstanding service and work ethics, he has been a recipient of about 70 awards, medals, and decorations, both locally and abroad. He received the coveted Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cavalier Award in 1996 as an outstanding PMA Alumnus in the field of army operations. He is also a recipient of the Philippine Legion of Honor (Degree of Chief Commander) and the prestigious Panglima Gagah Angkatan Tentera that was awarded by the King of Malaysia. He is a member of the PMA Matikas Class of 1983, where he graduated as cum laude.