Open main menu

Joaquim Silva e Luna

Joaquim Silva e Luna (born in December 10, 1949 in Barreiros, Pernambuco), is a Brazilian politician and former Brazilian Army general who served as Minister of Defence from February 2018 till January 2019.[1]

Joaquim Silva e Luna
General Joaquim Silva e Luna.jpg
11th Minister of Defence
In office
26 February 2018 – 1 January 2019
PresidentMichel Temer
Preceded byRaul Jungmann
Succeeded byFernando Azevedo e Silva
Personal details
Born
Joaquim Silva e Juna

(1949-12-10) 10 December 1949 (age 69)
Barreiros, Pernambuco, Brazil
EducationAcademia Militar das Agulhas Negras
Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército
Military service
Allegiance Brazil
Branch/serviceCoat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Years of service1969–2014
RankGeneral

BiographyEdit

 
With Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez.

He began his military career on February 10, 1969, in the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras. He graduates lieutenant of Engineering in December 16, 1972.[2]

He was promoted to 1st lieutenant in August 31, 1975 and to captain in August 31, 1978. In this period, he realized the specialization courses of Communications (1976) and Jungle Expert (1979). He also made the advanced course of Engineering in 1981.[3] He worked many years in the construction Battalions of the Army.

Promoted to major in August, 1985, he studied in the Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército (Brazil) in 1987 and 1988. Later, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in April 30, 1990 and was Engineering advisor in Paraguay, between 1992 and 1994.

Colonel in April 30, 1995, he commanded the 6th Construction Engineering Battalion in Boa Vista, Roraima, between 1996 and 1998. Later, he returned to the Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército (Brazil) to realize the Political and Strategic Course. He was military attaché in Israel from 1999 to 2001.[4]

He was promoted to major general on March 31, 2002, and designated to command the 16th Jungle Infantry Brigade, located in Tefé - Amazonas, between 2002 and 2004. Later he was the director of Patrimony of the Army, being promoted to lieutenant general on March 31, 2006.

He was the Chief of Cabinet from the Brazilian Army Commander, General Enzo Martins Peri, from 2007 to March 31, 2011, when was promoted to four-star general. Between May 10, 2011, and April 10, 2014, he was Brazilian Army Chief of Staff.[5]

After his retirement from active duty, he was nominated as Personnel, Education, Health and Sports Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (Brazil).[6] On October 26, he became Secretary-General of the Ministry.[7]

He was the first military man designated as Minister of Defence since its creation in 1999,[8] and the 11th person to assume that function.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Decree of February 26, 2018. Imprensa Nacional/Diário Oficial da União.
  2. ^ "Minister of Defence". Site do Ministério da Defesa. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Minister of Defence". Site do Ministério da Defesa. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Minister of Defence". Site do Ministério da Defesa. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Gallery of formers Chiefs of Staff". EME Web page. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Minister of Defence". Site do Ministério da Defesa. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ "General Joaquim Silva e Luna is the new secretary-general". Assessoria de Comunicação Social (Ascom), Ministério da Defesa. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ [1]. G1. Acesso em 18 de setembro de 2018.
  9. ^ "Diário Oficial da União de 13 de junho de 2018". JusBrasil. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
Government offices
Preceded by
Raul Jungmann
Minister of Defence
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Fernando Azevedo e Silva