National Army of Colombia

Command hierarchy

Our leaders and commanders in the different levels of command.
  1. President of the Republic of Colombia

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    Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
    He was born on August 10th of 1951. He was a cadet at the Naval School at Cartagena, studied Economy and Enterprise Administration and postgraduate studies at the Harvard University and Fletcher School of Laws and Diplomacy.

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  2. Minister of the Defense

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    Luis Carlos Villegas Echeverri
    On May 19, 2015, Luis Carlos Villegas Echeverri was appointed by the President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos, as Minister of National Defense. He took over his position on June 22 of the same year.

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  3. General Commander of the Military Forces

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    General Alberto José Mejía Ferrero
    He was born on February 9, 1963 in Bogotá D.C., and entered the Military School of General Cadets José María Córdova on February 6, 1978, where he graduated as a Second Lieutenant of the Infantry Weapon on June 1, 1981. He was promoted to the rank of General on December 1, 2015.

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  4. Commander of National Army of Colombia

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    General Ricardo Gómez Nieto, from Tunja, Boyacá, took over as commander of the National Army of Colombia on November 30, 2017 by appointment of the President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos.

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