Brazil Announces New Armed Forces Commanders

Brazil Announces New Armed Forces Commanders

By Dialogo
January 12, 2015






Last Wednesday there was intense activity at the Brazilian Presidential Palace due to the appointment of the country’s new Armed Forces commanders. President Dilma Rousseff and Defense Minister Jaques Wagner met over the course of the day with the current director of the Navy, Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto; director of the Army, General Enzo Peri; and director of the Air Force, Major General Juniti Saito, to select the individuals responsible for the public policy and administrative and operational leadership of Brazil’s military.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., the Office of the President released an official notice with the names of the new directors of the Armed Forces: Admiral Eduardo Barcellar Leal Ferreira will be the commander of Brazil’s Navy; General Eduardo Dias da Costa Villas Bôas will command the Brazilian Army; and the Brazilian Air Force will be under the command of General Nivaldo Luiz Rossato.

The swearing in dates of the new military commanders has yet to be determined.

Admiral Leal Ferreira


Admiral Eduardo Barcellar Leal Ferreira was born on June 2, 1952, in Rio de Janeiro. He is the son of the late Admiral Luiz Leal Ferreira. The new commander of the Navy joined the military in 1971. He graduated as a midshipman from the Naval Academy in 1974.

Leal Ferreira is an electronics specialist who has performed a range of administrative functions and received various awards over the course of his 40-year career. He served onboard naval vessels for 16 years, spending 1,300 days at sea. He reached the rank of admiral in March 2013.

Prior to achieving the highest rank in the Navy, Leal Ferreira was in command of the War College, an academic institution operating under the Ministry of Defense. He also served as the commander in chief of the Naval Fleet, director of Ports and Coastal Areas and commander of the 7th Naval District, headquartered in Brasília.

General Villas Bôas


Born on November 7, 1951, in Cruz Alta, in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Dias Costa Villas Bôas is the son of Antônio Villas Bôas, who also served in the military. He joined the Army Cadet Preparatory School in Campinas (São Paulo) in 1967. Villas Bôas is a swimmer and water polo player who graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy (AMAN) in 1973.

Villas Bôas has extensive experience in command and advisory roles. He served with distinction in the Amazon region, where he commanded the 1st Jungle Infantry Battalion in Manaus, and later led the Joint Military Command of the Amazon Region (CMA).

Villas Bôas was promoted to general in July 2011. In 2014, he assumed leadership of the Army’s Land Operations Command (COTER), and was one of those responsible for security and defense planning during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

General Rossato


Nivaldo Luiz Rossato was born on August 26, 1951, in the city of São Gabriel, in Rio Grande do Sul’s southeast. He joined the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in 1969, and graduated from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in December 1975. He became a general officer in 2003, and was promoted to his current rank on March 31, 2011.

Gen. Rossato led the Fighter Pilot Group, accumulating more than 3,500 hours of flight time. In addition, he has completed courses for fighter pilots, squadron leaders, operational troop transport pilots and civil aviation inspectors.

Throughout his career, he served in more than 20 command, advisory, and instructor roles with the FAB. Prior to his appointment as the head of the Air Force, Gen. Rossato served as the head of the Brazilian Aeronautics Command.





Last Wednesday there was intense activity at the Brazilian Presidential Palace due to the appointment of the country’s new Armed Forces commanders. President Dilma Rousseff and Defense Minister Jaques Wagner met over the course of the day with the current director of the Navy, Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto; director of the Army, General Enzo Peri; and director of the Air Force, Major General Juniti Saito, to select the individuals responsible for the public policy and administrative and operational leadership of Brazil’s military.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., the Office of the President released an official notice with the names of the new directors of the Armed Forces: Admiral Eduardo Barcellar Leal Ferreira will be the commander of Brazil’s Navy; General Eduardo Dias da Costa Villas Bôas will command the Brazilian Army; and the Brazilian Air Force will be under the command of General Nivaldo Luiz Rossato.

The swearing in dates of the new military commanders has yet to be determined.

Admiral Leal Ferreira


Admiral Eduardo Barcellar Leal Ferreira was born on June 2, 1952, in Rio de Janeiro. He is the son of the late Admiral Luiz Leal Ferreira. The new commander of the Navy joined the military in 1971. He graduated as a midshipman from the Naval Academy in 1974.

Leal Ferreira is an electronics specialist who has performed a range of administrative functions and received various awards over the course of his 40-year career. He served onboard naval vessels for 16 years, spending 1,300 days at sea. He reached the rank of admiral in March 2013.

Prior to achieving the highest rank in the Navy, Leal Ferreira was in command of the War College, an academic institution operating under the Ministry of Defense. He also served as the commander in chief of the Naval Fleet, director of Ports and Coastal Areas and commander of the 7th Naval District, headquartered in Brasília.

General Villas Bôas


Born on November 7, 1951, in Cruz Alta, in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Dias Costa Villas Bôas is the son of Antônio Villas Bôas, who also served in the military. He joined the Army Cadet Preparatory School in Campinas (São Paulo) in 1967. Villas Bôas is a swimmer and water polo player who graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy (AMAN) in 1973.

Villas Bôas has extensive experience in command and advisory roles. He served with distinction in the Amazon region, where he commanded the 1st Jungle Infantry Battalion in Manaus, and later led the Joint Military Command of the Amazon Region (CMA).

Villas Bôas was promoted to general in July 2011. In 2014, he assumed leadership of the Army’s Land Operations Command (COTER), and was one of those responsible for security and defense planning during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

General Rossato


Nivaldo Luiz Rossato was born on August 26, 1951, in the city of São Gabriel, in Rio Grande do Sul’s southeast. He joined the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in 1969, and graduated from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in December 1975. He became a general officer in 2003, and was promoted to his current rank on March 31, 2011.

Gen. Rossato led the Fighter Pilot Group, accumulating more than 3,500 hours of flight time. In addition, he has completed courses for fighter pilots, squadron leaders, operational troop transport pilots and civil aviation inspectors.

Throughout his career, he served in more than 20 command, advisory, and instructor roles with the FAB. Prior to his appointment as the head of the Air Force, Gen. Rossato served as the head of the Brazilian Aeronautics Command.
Majesties,

Am delighted to join Brazil as corps fellow at the rank of GENERAL B , Please recue me coz am at the verge of death yet i can do a lot though i have reached at the depth of death .

Best Regards

US GEN John B Gasasira
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