BERNARDO ALFONOSO LEAL PUCHI - VENEZUELA

Created: 11/10/1981

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Bernardo Alfonso LEAL Puchi (Phonetic: LAYah1)

Minister of National(since

Addressed as: Mr. Minister

VENEZUELA

OFFICE OF CENTRAL REFERENCE

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Array Maj. Gen.Leal holds one of Venezuela's mostpositions. As Minister of Defense, he has supported Venezuelan participation in joint military programs with the United States. An

artillery instructor/ Leal has held the key posts of Inspector General/ the Amy's second-ranking position, and Array Chief of.

After graduating from the Military Academy Leal rose rapidly through the ranks. Into teaching courses at the Armor andSchool in Caracas, he attended advancedschools in the United statesnd in Spain fter serving as an instructor at the Army War College, Leal wasto the Plans Department of the General Staff Office at Army headquarters in Caracas. During thee held several positions, including those of director of Armynd commander of the 1st Cavalry. He th'en served bri'eflyas directof'of Array education before becoming Inspector General. He has held the rank of major general

Leal has written numerous instructional and training manuals. He has received several military awards. peaks some English. He isto the former Juanita Perdoraa and has three grown children: Bernardo, Jesds and Carmen.

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