Chorrillos Military School

The Chorrillos Military School (Spanish: Escuela Militar de Chorrillos) is the institution in charge of the undergraduate education of officers of the Peruvian Army.

Chorrillos Military School
Spanish: Escuela Militar de Chorrillos
MottoSpanish: Disciplina, Moral y Equidad
Motto in English
Discipline, Moral and Equity
TypeMilitary academy
EstablishedJanuary 30, 1830; 193 years ago (1830-01-30)
PresidentBrig. Gen. Carlos Alberto Rabanal Calderon
Av. Escuela Militar S/N, Chorrillos
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Overview edit

The school was opened in 1830 during the first government of Agustín Gamarra and was relocated to Chorrillos, Lima, Peru in 1888, hence its name.[1]

As of 2019, its director was Brigade General Carlos Rabanal Calderon.[2]

It was also the alma mater of Manuel Noriega (1962),[3] Vladimiro Montesinos (1966),[4] and Hugo Chávez Frías (1974).[5]

It contains the Escuela de Comandos (Commando School). In 1997, a replica of the Japanese Diplomatic Residency was secretly built there. Tunnels were dug and the rescue plan was practiced again and again until perfect for the Operation Chavin de Huantar that ended the Japanese embassy hostage crisis. As of 2008 it still existed and was considered a monument to those who took part in the rescue, and sometimes still used in training.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "A conflict of races". The Baltimore Sun. 26 April 1898. p. 8. Retrieved 1 January 2012. PERU'S NEW MILITARY SCHOOL Formally Opened at Chorrillos In A Stirring Patriotic Speech By President Piorola.(subscription required)
  2. ^ Ángel Páez (6 January 2013). "19 generales de la promoción Humala asumen mandos de grandes unidades EP". La Republica (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. ^ Hooper, Simon (7 July 2010). "The rise and fall of Noriega, Central America's strongman". CNNWorld. CNN. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ Cisneros, Claudia (26 November 2000). "Peru's New Government Fires 15 Generals". CNNWorld. CNN. Retrieved 16 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Chávez llegó al Perú en 1974 como cadete y se inspiró en el velasquismo". La Republica (in Spanish). 6 March 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  6. ^ Stuart Starrs (August 18, 2008). "Japanese hostage crisis and Operation Chavin de Huantar". ...en Perú. Retrieved 27 June 2014.

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