|Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Defence
Jefe del Estado Mayor Conjunto de la Defensa de Chile
|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|
|1||es (Cristián Le Dantec)Divisional general |
|23 February 2010||17 January 2011||328 days||Chile Army|||
|2||Hernán MardonesDivisional general||17 January 2011||25 November 2013||2 years, 312 days||Chile Army|||
|3||José Miguel RomeroVice Admiral||25 November 2013||31 December 2015||2 years, 36 days||Chilean Navy|||
|4||es (Arturo Merino Núñez)Major General |
|1 January 2016||5 November 2018||2 years, 308 days||Chile Air Force|||
|5||Rodrigo Álvarez AguirreVice Admiral |
|5 November 2018||Incumbent||2 years, 343 days||Chilean Navy|||
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