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Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces
Comando Estratégico Operacional de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana
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Seal of the Strategic Command Operations of Venezuela.
Founded September 26, 2005; ago (2005-09-26)
Country  Venezuela
Part of Ministry of the Popular Participation for the Defense
Commanders
Minister of the People's Power for Defense Vladimir Padrino López
Ceremonial chief Remigio Ceballos

The Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) is one of the six branches of the Armed Forces of Venezuela. It has the responsibility of guiding operations of the Venezuelan Armed Forces.

History[]

The Strategic Command Operations of Venezuela was founded by the late President Hugo Chávez on 26 September 2005, replacing the Unified Command of the National Armed Forces (CUFAN).[1] Its mandate is to be the operational command for any operations that can be conducted by the National Armed Forces.

The OSC is led by a Commandant, assisted by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is also the deputy commandant. As it reports directly to the President and the Ministry of Defense, in recent years the Commandant has also been the Minister of Defense as well.

Mission[]

The mission of the Strategic Command Operations of Venezuela is to assist the Venezuelan National Armed Forces in geographical and aerospace operations.[2]

Part of its responsibility is providing a unified national air defense capability, as well as for holding joint exercises to enhance combat readiness.

References[]

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