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VICE ADMIRALS

Vice Admiral Commander General of Pacific Operations James Guido Thornberry Schiantarelli

Commander General of Pacific Operations

Vice Admiral James Guido Thornberry Schiantarelli

He was born on December 20, 1962. He went to José A. Quiñones High School. He joined the Peruvian Naval Academy in 1979, graduating as Ensign in 1983.

He is a specialist in Submarines. He graduated in the following programs: Basic Staff, Command and Staff, and High Command at the Peruvian Naval War College and the Submarine Engineering Course in the Federal Republic of Germany. He has completed the Senior Executive Management at CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School and the Diploma in Business Administration of the San Ignacio de Loyola University. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from San Ignacio de Loyola University.

He is been on board Peruvian Navy ships like B.A.P. Villavisencio, B.A.P. Aguirre, B.A.P. Antofagasta, B.A.P. Arica, B.A.P. Chipana and B.A.P. Pisagua.

During his tenure ashore, he has served as member of the Light Combat Battalion No. 4, Head of the Academic Programming Division of the Peruvian Naval Academy, Systems Officer of the Navy General Command, Sub-Head of the Submarine School, Head of the Division of Medical Supply of the Directorate of Naval Health, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer on BAP Antofagasta, Official of the Department of Policy and Strategy of the Navy General Staff, Naval Attaché to the Embassy of Peru in France, Sub Secretary of the General Commander and Chief of Staff of the Submarine Force.

In 2011, the government confered him the rank of the Rear Admiral and he continues to work as Director of Naval Communications. In 2012, he assumed the position of Secretary of the General Commander, and later on May 21 of the same year he was assigned to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces. In 2014 he assumed the position of Commander of the Submarine Force, in 2015 as Deputy Chief of the Navy General Staff. In 2016, the government confered him the rank of Vice Admiral and assumed the position of General Director of Material until 2017. On January 1, 2018, he assumed the position of Navy General Inspector.

On November 6, 2018, he assumed the position of Commander General of Pacific Operations.