Brazilian Armed Forces Continue their Successful High Performance Athlete Program
Oct 26, 2017
Presentation of the olive-green beret ceremony to graduates of the Individual Basic Instruction Phase, part of the training that athletes have to complete to become service members. (Photo: Jorge da Silva Rodrigues)
The Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s High Performance Athlete Program (PAAR, per its Portuguese acronym) counts nearly 700 athletes from the Navy, Army, and Air Force. In February 2017, the Brazilian Army (EB, per its Portuguese acronym) opened up new spots for athletes wishing to enter the program and join the Brazilian Armed Forces. This photo essay highlights the careers of a few Brazilian military athletes and their recent achievements.