(EFE) militarized– and the Militia.
“I have decided to ratify General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López at the head of the Ministry of Defense for his values of honesty, morality, professionalism and his military leadership,” said the president at a graduation ceremony for the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB). ), broadcast by the state channel VTV.
The president described Padrino López, the minister who has been in the Executive for the longest time since Maduro came to power, as a “loyal, hard-working, honest, self-sacrificing, fighter” man.
“I ask for all the support of the FANB for our Minister of Defense, who is the object of daily attack by the ultra-right media scoundrel and imperialism,” he added.
Maduro ratified Domingo Hernández Lárez in the FANB’s Strategic Operational Command for his achievements in “strengthening combat capacity”
Similarly, Maduro ratified Domingo Hernández Lárez in the FANB’s Strategic Operational Command for his achievements in “strengthening the combat capacity” of the military institution.
The president recalled that Hernández Lárez is in the “middle of the battle” to “recover” the Venezuelan jungle, national parks and the Amazon from “criminal gangs.”
On the other hand, Maduro announced José Antonio Murga Batista, who comes from the Central Strategic Region of Integral Defense (REDI), as the new Army Commander General, replacing Félix Osorio, who goes to the active reserve.
He appointed Admiral Neil Villamizar Sánchez as commander of the Navy, replacing Aníbal José Brito.
At the head of the Bolivarian National Guard, he replaced Major General Juvenal Fernández López with Major General Elio Estrada, who comes from being the commander of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB).
On the other hand, he appointed Major General Javier José Marcano Tábata as commander of the Bolivarian Militia, an armed body made up of civilians affiliated with Chavismo that was included as a “special component” of the Armed Forces.
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