Francisco López Military Academy

The Francisco López Military Academy (officially, the Marshal Francisco Solano López Military Academy; Spanish: Academia Militar Mariscal Francisco Solano López) is a service academy in Capiatá, Paraguay.

Francisco López Military Academy
Academia Militar Mariscal Francisco Solano López
Cadets at the Francisco López Military Academy pictured in 2015
Cadets at the Francisco López Military Academy pictured in 2015
Typeservice academy
Established1915 (1915)
Location,
25°21′30.2″S 57°25′41.2″W / 25.358389°S 57.428111°W / -25.358389; -57.428111
LanguageSpanish
Official marchRadetzky March

HistoryEdit

The school was established in 1915 and was renamed in honor of Francisco Solano López in 1948 as the Marshal Francisco Solano López Military College.[1] During the 1954 Paraguayan coup d'etat, President Federico Chávez initially sought refuge at the college, however, was arrested by its then-director, Marcial Samaniego.[2] In 1995 it was redesignated the Marshal Francisco Solano López Military Academy and, in 2002, women were admitted for the first time.[1]

OrganizationEdit

The Francisco López Military Academy is a tri-service school responsible for training and commissioning officers of the Paraguayan Army, Navy, and Air Force.[3]

Admission to the academy is competitive; in 2012 there were 312 applicants for 110 spaces. Candidates are evaluated on a series of physical, medical, psychological, and academic examinations.[4]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ACADEMIL (Oficiales)". ejercito.mil.py. Armed Forces of Paraguay. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Gutiérrez, Andrés (May 3, 2014). "Hace 60 años empezó la larga noche del stronismo". Ultima Hora. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Hanratty, Dennis (1988). Paraguay: A Country Study. Library of Congress.
  4. ^ "Aspirantes a las FF.AA. están a prueba". Diario ABC Color. January 16, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Heenan, Patrick (2014). The South America Handbook. Routledge. p. 305. ISBN 1135973210.

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