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First working meeting between the Minister of Defense and the new Chief of Defense Staff-Noticias

Defense Minister Margarita Robles held a working meeting with the Chief of Staff of Defense (JEMAD), Admiral General Teodoro Lpez Caldern, at EMAD headquarters. It is the first visit that Minister Robles has made to the center since Admiral Lpez Caldern was appointed JEMAD on January 26th.

Various topics of interest were raised during the meeting, among which stand out operational military health and emergencies.

It is a very important issue in which we can also lead the way in Europe, where this issue is still pending and Spain can lead it, stressed the minister, who took the opportunity to fully support the new Chief Executive Officer. Who she has worked with over the past two years as Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy (AJEMA).

I can only say good things about him, he is the best of the best. I want to highlight your calling and willingness to serve. He will be a great boss, he insisted.

The General Staff of Defense is responsible for supporting and advising JEMAD in the exercise of its powers and consists of the Joint Defense Staff (EMACON), the headquarters of the Human Resources Department, the support and advisory bodies, and the economic and financial management bodies.

I am very proud of the work that each of you are doing. We have a modern, effective army that is an example, and from this point of view its work is essential, it is finished.

Defense Minister Esperanza Casteleiro and Under-Secretary of State for Defense Amparo Valcarce also attended the meeting. For its part, JEMAD was accompanied by the generals assigned to headquarters and the EMAD NCO.

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