|Fernando Azevedo e Silva|
|Minister of Defence|
|Assumed office |
1 January 2019
|Preceded by||Joaquim Silva e Luna|
|Born||4 February 1954 (age 68)|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Alma mater||Agulhas Negras Military Academy|
Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército
|Years of service||1973–2018|
|Commands||Eastern Military Command|
Fernando Azevedo e Silva (born 4 February 1954) is a Brazilian politician and reserve army general. He is currently the brazilian Minister of Defence. He graduated as Infantry Officer in December 14, 1976, at the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras, and was promoted to Army general (four stars rank) in July 31, 2014.
He was assistant to Supreme Federal Court Chief Justice Dias Toffoli. On 13 November 2018, he was named by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro as his choice for Minister of Defence, replacing previous nominee Augusto Heleno, who was instead named as head of the Institutional Security Office.
Joaquim Silva e Luna
|Minister of Defence
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