The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) has announced two changes in the structure of its staff, in which Admirals Enrique Genaro Padilla Vila and Luis Orozco Incln have retired and their positions as senior officer and chief of the general staff after more than 40 years of service.
Admirals Csar Carlos Preciado Velzquez and Luis Javier Robinson Portillo Villanueva were named in his place. These designations were agreed in the Secretariat and came into effect on Monday 1st March in the SEMAR facilities. The Secretariat recognized the role and professionalism of Admirals Padilla Vila and Orozco Incln, who left their positions upon retirement after serving in that country for more than four decades.
Admiral Csar Carlos Preciado Velzquez is a graduate of Heroic Naval Military School, which he graduated as a marine science engineer. During his professional career, he has completed a variety of postgraduate courses, including the Naval Command Specialty and Masters in Naval Administration and National Security, conducted at the Center for Naval Superior Studies. as well as the explosives deactivation courses held in the Military Police Brigade; and Strategic Intelligence, which is carried out at the National Security and Research Center, among others.
He served on various commissions as Junior Officer, Chief of Engine and Second Commander in various surface units of the Mexican Navy, Director General of General Naval Workshops, Head of Department and Chief of Staff of the Sixth Naval Region, Commander of the Eighth Marine Flotilla, Inspector of the Operational Units and Coordinator of the Internal Checkpoint of the inspection and control officer of the Navy, naval attaché at the Embassy of Mexico in Chile and commander of the third naval zone, including in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
In addition, he was honored with the Perseverance Award from sixth to first grades and the exceptional perseverance of the third and second grades (Order to Naval Merit) in the rank of Officer of the Chilean Navy, the Mexican Legion of Honor, conferred by the Secretary of the National Defense , Distinctive to Serve Mexico for participating in the COVID-19 Marine Plan and assisting in efforts to contain the SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) health emergency and the General Inspection and Control Officer of the Navy Distinctive.
Originally from the state of Colima, Admiral Luis Javier Robinson Portillo Villanueva graduated from the Heroic Naval Military School of the Infantera de Marina career. He later studied the naval aviation fixed-wing pilot specialty at the Naval Aviation School. He has completed several graduate degrees and courses at the Center for Naval Higher Studies including: Naval Command, Naval General Staff, and the Masters in National Security, SEMAR said. (Jorge Alejandro Medelln)
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