Commander of the Brazilian Air Force

The Commander of the Brazilian Air Force (Brazilian Portuguese: Comandante da Aeronáutica) is the head of the Brazilian Air Force and the leader of its Aeronautics Command (Comando da Aeronáutica or COMAer). The Commander holds the rank of Tenente-Brigadeiro-do-Ar (lit. Air Lieutenant Brigadier, a 4 star rank), is appointed by the President and reports directly to the Brazilian Minister of Defence. Prior to mid-1999 the Air Force was run by a military Minister of Aeronautics.[1]

Commander of the Brazilian Air Force
Comandante da Aeronáutica
Coat of arms of the Brazilian Air Force.svg
Coat of arms of the Air Force
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 Brazilian Air Force
StyleTenente-Brigadeiro-do-Ar
Member ofJoint Staff of the Armed Forces
Reports toMinister of Defence
AppointerPresident of Brazil
Formation20 January 1941
First holderJoaquim Pedro Salgado Filho

Third and Fourth RepublicsEdit

No Name Start Finish President
1 Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho 20 January 1941 29 October 1945 Getúlio Vargas
2 Armando Figueira Trompowsky de Almeida 30 October 1945 31 January 1946 José Linhares
31 January 1946 31 January 1951 Gaspar Dutra
3 Nero Moura 31 January 1951 18 August 1954 Getúlio Vargas
4 Epaminondas Gomes dos Santos 18 August 1954 24 August 1954
5 Eduardo Gomes 24 August 1954 11 November 1955 Café Filho
6 Vasco Alves Seco 11 November 1955 31 January 1956 Nereu Ramos
31 January 1956 20 March 1956 Juscelino Kubitschek
7 Henrique Fleiuss 20 March 1956 30 July 1957
8 Francisco de Assis Correia de Melo 30 July 1957 31 January 1961
9 Gabriel Grün Moss 31 January 1961 25 August 1961 Jânio Quadros
10 Clóvis Monteiro Travassos 25 August 1961 7 September 1961 Ranieri Mazzilli
7 September 1961 18 September 1962 João Goulart
11 Reinaldo Joaquim Ribeiro de Carvalho Filho 18 September 1962 15 June 1963
12 Anísio Botelho 15 June 1963 31 March 1964

Fifth RepublicEdit

No Name Start Finish President
13 Francisco de Assis Correia de Melo 4 April 1964 15 April 1964 Ranieri Mazzilli
14 Nélson Freire Lavanére-Wanderley 20 April 1964 15 December 1964 Castelo Branco
15 Márcio Melo 15 December 1964 11 January 1965
16 Eduardo Gomes 11 January 1965 15 March 1967
17 Márcio Melo 15 March 1967 31 August 1969 Costa e Silva
31 August 1969 30 October 1969 Brazilian Military Junta of 1969
30 October 1969 29 November 1971 Emílio Médici
18 Joelmir Campos de Araripe Macedo 15 March 1971 15 March 1974
15 March 1974 15 March 1979 Ernesto Geisel
19 Délio Jardim de Matos 15 March 1979 15 March 1985 João Figueiredo

Sixth RepublicEdit

No. Name Took office Left office Time in office President
20Lima, OctávioOctávio Júlio Moreira Lima [pt]
(1926–2011)
15 March 198515 March 19905 years, 0 daysJosé Sarney
21Monteiro, SócratesSócrates da Costa Monteiro [pt]
(born 1930)
15 March 19901 October 19922 years, 200 daysFernando Collor
22Lobo, LélioLélio Viana Lobo [pt]
(born 1931)
6 October 199231 December 19942 years, 86 daysItamar Franco
23Gandra, MauroMauro José Miranda Gandra [pt]
(1933–2018)
1 January 199520 November 1995323 daysFernando Henrique Cardoso
(22)Lobo, LélioLélio Viana Lobo [pt]
(born 1931)
20 November 19954 January 19993 years, 45 daysFernando Henrique Cardoso
24Bräuer, WalterWalter Werner Bräuer [pt]
(1937–2018)
4 January 199910 June 1999157 daysFernando Henrique Cardoso
Commander of the Air Force
Comandante da Aeronáutica[1]
(24)Bräuer, WalterWalter Werner Bräuer [pt]
(1937–2018)
10 June 199921 December 1999194 daysFernando Henrique Cardoso
25Baptista, CarlosCarlos de Almeida Baptista
(1937–2018)
21 December 199931 December 20023 years, 10 daysFernando Henrique Cardoso
26Bueno, LuizLuiz Carlos da Silva Bueno [pt]
(born 1940)
1 January 200328 February 20074 years, 58 daysLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
27Saito, JunitiJuniti Saito
(born 1942)
1 March 200729 January 20157 years, 334 daysLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Dilma Rousseff
28Rossato, NivaldoNivaldo Luiz Rossato
(born 1951)
30 January 20154 January 20193 years, 340 daysDilma Rousseff
29Bermudez, AntonioAntonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez4 January 2019Incumbent1 year, 46 daysJair Bolsonaro

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Presidência da República - Casa Civil. "Lei complementar nº 97 de 9 de junho de 1999" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 January 2015.

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