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Fernando Azevedo e Silva
Minister of Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 January 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro
Preceded by Joaquim Silva e Luna
Personal details
Born 4 February 1954(1954-02-04) (age 68)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alma mater Agulhas Negras Military Academy
Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército
Military service
Allegiance  Brazil
Service/branch  Brazil Army
Years of service 1973–2018
Rank General do Exército.gif General
Commands Eastern Military Command
Paratroopers Brigade

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.[1]

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Joaquim Silva e Luna
Minister of Defence
2019–present
Incumbent

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