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Chief of the General Staff (Guatemala)

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Dec 16, 2021
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The Chief of the Guatemalan General Staff (Spanish: Jefe del Estado Mayor) is the professional head of the Armed Forces of Guatemala. He is responsible for the administration and the operational control of the Guatemalan military. It is the highest rank military position in the country.

Chief of the General Staff
Jefe del Estado Mayor

Shoulder rank insignia for the Chief of the General Staff
Incumbent
Walfre Omar Carranza España

since 19 December 2020
Reports to Minister of Defence
Formation 14 November 1890
Deputy Deputy chief of the general staff
Website Official website

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No. Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Brigadier general
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García
(1930–2009)
July 1970 July 1972 2 years [1]
2 Brigadier general
Fausto David Rubio Coronado
July 1972 January 1973 6 months [1]
3 Brigadier general
Efraín Ríos Montt
(1926–2018)
January 1973 April 1973 3 months [1]
4 Brigadier general
Fernando Romeo Lucas García
(1924–2006)
July 1973 July 1976 3 years [1]
5 Otto Guillermo Spliegler Noriega July 1976 February 1977 7 months [1]
6 Divisional general
David Cancinos Barrios
(1920–1979)
February 1977 11 June 1979 † 2 years, 4 months [1]
7 Ángel Aníbal Guevara
(born 1924)
June 1979 January 1980 7 months [1]
8 Luís René Mendoza Palomo January 1980 June 1981 1 year, 5 months [1]
9 Manuel Benedicto Lucas García 15 August 1981 24 March 1982 6 months [1]
10 Héctor Mario López Fuentes
(1930–2015)
March 1982 October 1983 1 year, 6 months [1]

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