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REAR ADMIRALS

Rear Admiral Commander of the Fifth Naval Zone César Augusto Benavides Iraola

Commander of the Fifth Naval Zone

Rear Admiral César Augusto Benavides Iraola

He was born on December 30, 1966. He entered the Navy on March 1, 1985, graduating on January 1, 1991 as Alférez de Fragata.
He is qualified in Naval Engineering, and Surface Warfare. He has followed the courses of Intelligence by Correspondence, Basic of Staff, Command and Staff, and the Program of High Command. He also has a Diploma in Public Management.

During his service on board, he was Chief of the 3rd. Division of the Engineering Department at BAP Carvajal, Head of the Engineering Department at BAP Larrea, Head of the 1st. Engineering Division at BAP Mariátegui, Head of Engineering Department at BAP Almirante Grau, Second Commander of BAP Larrea, Commander of BAP Sánchez Carrión, and Commander of BAP Guardiamarina San Martín.

He has been Head of the Counter-Terrorist Base of Pucallpa in the Command of the Fourth Naval Zone, Head of the Private Sector Project in the Industrial Services of the Navy, Chief of the Naval Repairs Division Private in the Industrial Services of the Navy - Callao, Officer of Staff in the General Staff of the Navy, Head of the Projects Division in the Industrial Services of the Navy - Callao, Head of the Logistics Division of the Department of Institutional Resources in the General Staff of the Navy, Head of the Service Industrial de la Marina de Iquitos, Officer in Mission of Peace in Haiti, and Captain of Puerto del Callao.

In 2019, the government granted him the promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral and appointed him as Chief of Staff of the General Command of Operations of the Amazon and Fifth Naval Zone.