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Juniti Saito
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Lt. Brigadier Juniti Saito
Commander of the Brazilian Air Force
Born April 12, 1942
Place of birth Pompeia, São Paulo
Allegiance Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Service/branch Coat of arms of the Brazilian Air Force Brazilian Air Force
Years of service 1960–present
Rank Tenente brigadeiro Lieutenant-Brigadier

Lieutenant-Brigadier Juniti Saito (born April 12, 1942) is a military officer and the current commander of Brazilian Air Force. Born in the city of Pompeia, São Paulo, is the son of Japanese immigrants Iwataro Saito and Toshike Tamaoki, Saito is the first Japanese-Brazilian to reach the highest rank in a branch of the Brazilian Military.

Flight informationEdit

Flight hours: more than 6,000
Aircraft flown: TF-33, F-80, Cessna T-37, VU-93, C-91 AVRO, C-95 (Bandeirante), AT-26 (Xavante), F-5E/F (Tiger II) e F-103E (Mirage III)

PromotionsEdit

Rank (Brazilian Portuguese) Rank (English) Date
Tenente-Brigadeiro-do-arLieutenant-Brigadier2003
Major-Brigadeiro-do-arMajor-Brigadier1999
Brigadeiro-do-arBrigadier1995
CoronelColonel1988
Tenente-CoronelLieutenant Colonel1981
MajorMajor1975
CapitãoCaptain1971
Primeiro TenenteFirst Lieutenant1968
Segundo TenenteSecond Lieutenant1966
AspiranteAspirant1965

ReferencesEdit

http://www.fab.mil.br/portal/capa/?page=comandante


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