Chairman

Lieutenant General (Brazilian Army).
LUCIANO JOSÉ PENNA
Chairman of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board

Lieutenant General LUCIANO JOSÉ PENNA was born in Araçatuba, a city of the São Paulo State, Brazil, on March 22, 1963.

He was promoted to the current position on March 31, 2018.

Prior to assuming the Chairmanship of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board, General LUCIANO held the position of Director of Controlled Products Inspection since April 4, 2018.

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED COURSES:
a. Military
– Ordnance Officer’s Basic Course – Agulhas Negras Military Academy/1984.
– Bachelor’s degree in Military Sciences.
– Basic Airborne Course and Master Jump – Parachute Training Center General Penha Brasil/1987 and 1991.
– Mountaineering Basic Training – 11th Mountain Infantry Battalion/1988.
– Ordnance Advanced Course – Captain’s Advanced Training School /1992.
– Master of Military Operations – Captain’s Advanced Training School/1992.
– Command and General Staff Course – Army Command and General Staff College/2000.
– PhD in Military Sciences – Army Command and General Staff College/2000.
– Media Adviser – Army’s Public Affairs Centre/2004.
– Jungle Warfare Expert – Jungle Warfare Instruction Centre/2007.
– Advanced Studies of Policy and Strategy – Brazilian Defense War College/2010.
– International Integrated Brigade Logistics Course – Israel Defense Forces/2013.

b. Civilians
– Bachelor’s degree in Administration, concentration area in Public Administration – South University of Santa Catarina/2014.
– Extension Course “Strategic Planning and Management” – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/2010

MILITARY CAREER:
a. Promotions
1) Officer Candidate – 12/15/1984.
2) Second Lieutenant – 08/31/1985.
3) First Lieutenant – 25/12/1986.
4) Captain – 25/12/1990.
5) Major – 08/31/1997.
6) Lieutenant-Colonel – 08/31/2003.
7) Colonel – 08/31/2008.
8) Major General – 03/31/2014.
9) Lieutenant General – 03/31/2018.

b. Units assigned to and functions
1) 2nd Logistic Battalion – Campinas/SP, 1985 to 1987:
– Ordnance Platoon Leader.

2) Agulhas Negras Military Academy – Resende/RJ, 1988 to 1989:
– Cadet Platoon Leader.

3) 20th Parachute Logistic Battalion – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 1990 to 1993:
– Ordnance Company Leader;
– Intelligence Officer (S2) and Logistic Officer (S4).

4) Captain’s Advanced Training School – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 1992:
– Student.

5) United Nations Angola Verification Mission – Angola, 1994:
– Military Observer.

6) Captain’s Advanced Training School – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 1995 to 1998:
– Instructor.

7) Brazilian Army Command and General Staff School – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 1999 to 2000:
– Student.

8) 13rd Motorized Infantry Brigade – Cuiabá/MT, 2001:
– Logistic Officer (G4).

9) Brazilian Military Cooperation in Paraguay – Asunción/PY, 2002 to 2003:
– Military Adviser.

10) Army’s Public Affairs Centre – Brasília/DF, 2004 to 2007:
– Army Commander Media Adviser.

11) 12nd Supply Battalion – Manaus/AM, 2008 to 2009:
– Commander of the Battalion.

12) Brazilian Defense War College – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 2010:
– Advanced Studies of Policy and Strategy Course.

13) Military College of Fortaleza – Fortaleza/CE, 2011 to 2012:
– Commander of the College.

14) Logistic Commander – Brasília/DF, 2013:
– Head of Cabinet.

15) South Military Commander – Porto Alegre/RS, 2014 to 2015:
– Chief of Staff.

16) 9th Military Region – Campo Grande/MS, 2016 to 2017:
– Commander of the Region.

17) General Department of Personnel – Brasília/DF, 2017:
– Military Service Director.

18) Director of Controlled Products Inspection of the Logistic Command – Brasília/DF, 2018 to 2019.

c. Awards and Decorations
1) Brazilian Army:
– Order of Military Merit (Great Officer).
– Golden Medal with Platinum Pin (40-year service).
– Pacifier Medal (Merit on Duty).
– Amazonian Service with Bronze Pin.
– Marshal Trompowski (Army Teaching merit).
– Marshal Osorio, The Legendary (Merit on Duty and Physical Performance).
– Caxias (Military Academy Distinction).
– Marshal Hermes, Silver, One Crown (Advanced Course distinction).
– Golden Command Badge (Battalion Command).

2) Brazilian Navy
– Order of Naval Merit (Commendator).
– Tamandaré Merit.

3) Brazilian Air Force
– Order of Air Force Merit (Officer).

4) Civilian
– Order of Military Public Ministry Merit (High Distinction).

5) Foreign
– UN Medal (UNAVEM II).
– Honor Medal of the Paraguayan Army.

d. Military Assignments Abroad
– Military Academy of Portugal – Cadets Exchange Visit – Portugal, 1984.
– Midshipmen Training Trip – Brazilian Navy, 1985.
– United Nations Military Observer in Angola (UNAVEM II) – 1994.
– Military Adviser to the Brazilian Military Cooperation in Paraguay – 2002 to 2004.
– International Integrated Brigade Logistics Course – Israel, 2013

e. Instructor Activities (Brazil)
– Agulhas Negras Military Academy, as Lieutenant;
– Captain’s Advanced Training School, as Captain and Major.

f. PUBLICATIONS
– Defenders of the forest: the Army and the Brazilian Amazon – historical analysis of the role of the Brazilian Army in the defense of the Amazon (Extension Course “Planning and Strategic Management” of the COPPEAD Institute of Administration, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/2010).

General LUCIANO is married to Mrs. Gláucia Helena Pita Monteiro Penna, with whom he has two children, Glauco and Isabela.