Chairman

LIEUTENANT GENERAL LUCIANO JOSÉ PENNA

CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF DELEGATES OF THE INTER-AMERICAN DEFENSE BOARD

Lieutenant General Luciano José Penna, born in Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, joined the ranks of the Brazilian Army on February 18, 1978, at the Army Cadets Preparatory School. On December 15, 1984, he graduated as an Ordnance Officer with a Bachelor in Military Science at the Military Academy of “Agulhas Negras” (AMAN). In addition to these, during his career he completed the following military courses: Basic Airborne Course and Jumpmaster Course, Mountain Warfare Course, Ordnance Captains Career Course with a Master’s Degree in Military Operations, Command and Staff Course with a Doctorate in Military Science, Public Affairs Course, Category “A” Jungle Operations Course, Senior Politics and Strategy Studies Course at the Brazilian Army War College and the Logistics Course of the Israeli Defense Forces Integrated International Brigade. He also concluded his Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, oriented in Public Administration, at the University of the South of Santa Catarina and the Extension Course “Planning and Strategic Management” at the COPPEAD Institute of Administration of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

He served in all geographic regions of Brazil, from north to south, from east to west, accumulating great knowledge and experience for the performance of his specific functions. He had an outstanding participation in the Brazilian Military Commission in Paraguay. During his military career he was awarded several civil and military decorations in recognition of his work.

He was promoted to the rank of Brigade General on March 31, 2014, having served as Chief of Staff of the Southern Military Command, Commander of the 9th Military Region, Director of Military Service and Director of Inspection of Controlled Products. In June 2019, he assumed the position of President of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board.

General LUCIANO is married to Mrs. GLÁUCIA and the couple has two children, GLAUCO and ISABELA.