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Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Defence
Jefe del Estado Mayor Conjunto de la Defensa de Chile
Vice Admiral Rodrigo Álvarez Aguirre

since 5 November 2018
Ministry of Defense
Reports to Minister of Defence
Appointer President of Chile

The Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Defence is the professional head of the Armed Forces of Chile. He is responsible for the administration and the operational control of the Chilean military. The current Chief is Vice Admiral Rodrigo Álvarez Aguirre.

List of Chiefs[]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch Ref
es (Cristián Le Dantec)
Dantec, CristiánDivisional general es (Cristián Le Dantec)
(born 1953)
23 February 201017 January 2011328 days Chile Army[1]
Hernán Mardones
Mardones, HernánDivisional general Hernán Mardones17 January 201125 November 20132 years, 312 days Chile Army[2]
José Miguel Romero
Romero, JoséVice Admiral José Miguel Romero25 November 201331 December 20152 years, 36 days Chilean Navy[3]
es (Arturo Merino Núñez)
Nuñez, ArturoMajor General es (Arturo Merino Núñez)
(born 1960)
1 January 20165 November 20182 years, 308 days Chile Air Force[4]
Rodrigo Álvarez Aguirre
Aguirre, RodrigoVice Admiral Rodrigo Álvarez Aguirre
(born 1961)
5 November 2018Incumbent2 years, 343 days Chilean Navy[5]


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