Admiral Arellano Ruíz, new Undersecretary of State of the Navy of Mexico

Admiral Jos Luis Arellano Ruiz joined the Navy as Undersecretary of State on Monday 19 April, replacing Admiral Eduardo Redondo Armburo, who took over the position of retirement.

The handover ceremony was chaired by Admiral Secretary Rafael Ojeda Durn, who reappeared publicly in February after recovering from a second COVID-19 infection. With that designation, the Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) made the final planned changes to its staff, renewed in accordance with the provisions of its rotation of command, the unit said.

The SEMAR announced the last of these changes, with Admiral Eduardo Redondo dismissed as Undersecretary of State of the Navy, leaving his place to Admiral Jos Luis Arellano Ruiz with extensive experience in sensitive areas and missions. The Navy stated that as part of the ongoing rotation of staff, the change was made to allow this institution to continue to fulfill its mission and authority.

Originally from the state of Puebla, Admiral Jos Luis Arellano Ruiz has a degree in marine engineering from Heroic Naval Military School and has completed various postgraduate courses and courses, including National Security, General Staff, Command Naval, at the Center for Naval Superior Studies (CESNAV), as well as the diplomas carried out in university centers such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Economic Research and Teaching Center (CIDE), the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in Mexico City, in addition to various studies in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the United States.

Throughout his career, he has served in various naval units and facilities, highlighting his service as the commander of various ships in the Mexican Navy, commander of the eighth sea zone, rector of the naval university and commander of the headquarters of the high command that preceded what he is today Undersecretary of State of the Navy received. I also managed and specified the handover of port masters from the Secretariat for Communications and Transportation (SCT) to the Secretariat of the Navy Navy of Mexico, creating the National Maritime Authority (AMN).

For more than 45 years of service, he has received various awards for Perseverance from Sixth Grade to Exceptional Perseverance in Third Grade, Award for Excellence in Teaching and Special Merit, Medal of Honor awarded by the Association of Naval Military Attachés and Areos in Mexico; the medal awarded by the Federal Republic of Brazil to Mrito Marechal Cordeiro de Faras; As well as those issued by the Republic of Colombia for the Merit of Democracy with the rank of Grand Commander, the Distinguished Intelligence Services, Admiral Padilla with the rank of Grand Officer, and the military medal for the Higher School of War, the secretary said. (Jorge Alejandro Medelln)

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