The Mexican Navy dismisses Admiral Saynez with a memorial service

Former Secretary of the Navy-Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) Admiral Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza, who died last Wednesday November 4th at the age of 78, was dismissed by in a ceremony with military honors at the Secretary’s facilities its current owner, Admiral Rafael Ojeda Durn.

The relatives of Admiral Saynez, who was Secretary of the Navy in Felipe Caldern’s government from 2006 to 2012, were at the ceremony chaired by the Secretary of the Navy, who was discharged by Navy doctors after suffering from COVID-19 and himself there was isolation for almost a month. Ojeda was accompanied by the senior executives of SEMAR.

Admiral Saynez’s family witnessed the naval operation, during which the arrival of the coffin with its remains was watched by a group of sailors and a war band. The coffin was deposited at the main entrance of the Secretariat, where it was covered with the national flag and with red and white flowers. The ceremony was put together in accordance with the provisions of our internal legislation with a few words of thanks from a relative who reads the résumé, an honor guard of their relatives and another from the high officials of the Navy honoring the seaman’s whistle and delivery of the badges of command, SEMAR emphasized.

Admiral Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza was a key element in President Felipe Caldern’s military strategy for conducting the war against drug cartels. Admiral Marino Francisco Saynez Mendoza promoted the training of the Marines and their special forces abroad to better confront armed criminal groups, more numerous and in several spheres of influence, with greater mobility and mixed population, in order to reduce the capacity of the armed forces against them.

Saynez has acted against the cartels since the beginning of the Calderón government as part of the strategy of a war based on joint operations, in which the use of army, air and police forces from all states was combined to create mobile fronts that could do this in the Criminal organizations are in a position to deal violent blows from frontal accidents.

Saynez was awarded a Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico (SEMAR), which was exposed to exponential growth in drug crops that rivaled legal agricultural production between 2000 and 2010. The admiral faced seven trenches or scenes of war between cartels identified by the federal government, particularly in the northeast of the country and in the middle of the Pacific coast.

The Sinaloa cartels, the Beltrn Leyva, the Jurez, the Zetas, the Gulf, and the Michoacan families were the enemies that had to be eliminated for the navy and army. The joint Operations Michoacn, Culiacn-Navolato, Nuevo Len and Tamaulipas, Operation Chiapas-Campeche-Tabasco, Special Operation Veracruz, Operation Safe Guerrero, Operation Sierra Madre and Operation Laguna Segura have shaped the dynamism of SEMAR in recent years . von Saynez in front of the secretariat.

The admiral reorganized the Marine Corps, which at the beginning of the six-year term contained no more than six thousand elements of this weapon, which had neither a governing body nor a legal framework that would regulate its operations and protect against drug trafficking. In this context, Saynez ordered the creation of 30 battalions of marine infantry, the reactivation of the naval forces of the Gulf and Pacific, the creation of the Special Forces Unit FES (2008) and the creation of two amphibious reaction forces, the Special Operations Commands, the Special Forces Unit of the Center.

He was born on September 20, 1942 in the port of Veracruz, Veracruz. On January 22, 1959, he entered the Mexican Navy and graduated from the Heroic Naval Military School as a cadet. In 1964 he was promoted to midshipman of the General Corps. He studied at the Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales de México (CESNAV), where he took the command course and the general staff diploma and took first place there with an average of 92.67. He also studied high command and Mexican national security and completed the advanced course in continental defense at the Inter-American Defense College in Washington, DC.

On December 1, 2006, Mexican President Felipe de Jess Caldern Hinojosa appointed Admiral CG DEM as Secretary of the Navy. Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza. Period that ended November 30, 2012. (Jorge Alejandro Medelln)

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