Mr. Tang received his training at the Mukden Military Academy in Shenyang, Liaoning, China.
Chu-wu Tang entered army service after graduation and served as second in command of the 1st Regiment under Gen. Yu Tzo-shan. His regiment was stationed at Fengchen when the Japanese occupation of Mukden took place on September 18 in 1981 after occupation of Fengchen by the Japanese, his regiment was disarmed, but he succeeded in escaping and was soon appointed to the command of another regiment stationed at Huanyin.
He rallied to his standard a large body of compatriots and organised them into a volunteer force to oppose the Japanese he put up strong and determined resistance against the Japanese in eastern Liaoning and at one time recovered many cities from the Japanese. After the reorganization of the Northeastern Volunteers, he was appointed Commander of the 3rd Volunteer Army Corps his force also participated in the Jehol defense against the Japanese invasion of the province in the spring of 1988.