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General Commander of the Military Forces

General Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán
Mr. President, Juan Manuel Santos, appointed General Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán as new General Commander of the Armed Forces.
Born in La Mesa, Cundinamarca, on February 8, 1959 , is married to Patricia Carmona Calderón , lawyer, whose union were born Natalia and Tatiana Rodríguez Rodríguez Calderón Calderón.

In 1977 he joined the José María Córdova General Military School Cadets , as Cadet, which he left with the rank of second lieutenant of Engineers Military Weapon of the June 1, 1979 .

During his 36 year military career, he has held various positions , including:

Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command
Commander of the Fifth Division
Fourth Brigade Commander
Commander of the Eighteenth Brigade
Inspection Officer in the Army Inspector General
Commander of the Ninth Brigade
Director, Planning
Commander of the Operational Command No 7
Chief Operating Officer of the Fourth Brigade
Battalion Commander of Engineers No 3 Agustín Codazzi
Engineer Battalion Commander Rafael Navas Pardo No 18
Deputy Director of the Military Officers School Innocent Chincá


He has developed courses : Military Parachuting, Military Bridges , Instructor Lancers , Head of Salto, Instructor shooting , Ranger , Master Parachutist , Ranger , Land Special Command, Fluvial Combat Engineering Civil Works and Military Command and General Staff Officer course , command and General Staff . He is also a Civil Engineer and Military Works of the School of Military Engineers .

Similarly military has earned 35 national awards among which are: Public Service Medal Military Order for the eighth time , Distinguished Service Medal to military forces in one category , Distinguished Service Medal Militare in Special Operations , Medal Miguel Antonio Caro , order of Military Merit Antonio Nariño , Order of Boyacá, order of Military Merit José María Córdova , Military Medal Cause Fe , among others.