Argentine Military - Structure


The three branches of the Argentinian Military are under the direct authority of the Defense Ministry, while the Argentine National Gendarmerie and the Argentine Naval Prefecture, as security forces, under the direct authority of the Ministry of Security.

On June 12, 2006, President Néstor Kirchner brought into force the Defense Law, which had been passed in 1988 as a means to modernize the doctrine of the armed forces and define their role, though successive governments had failed to put it into effect. The law states that the armed forces will only be used against foreign aggression, and reduces the powers of the heads of the armed services, centralizing whole operational and acquisitions decisions under the authority of the Armed Forces Joint General Staff ( Spanish: 'Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas' EMC ) emphasizing Jointness.

Armed Forces (responsible to Defence Ministry)
English Spanish Acronym Description Official website
Ministry of Defense Ministerio de Defensa MINDEF Federal ministry
Argentine Army (includes Intelligence Service) Ejército Argentino EA Army
Argentine Navy (includes Intelligence Service) Armada de la República Argentina ARA Navy
Argentine Air Force (includes Intelligence Service) Fuerza Aérea Argentina FAA Air force
Security Forces (responsible to Ministry of Security)
English Spanish Acronym Class Official website
Ministry of Security Ministerio de Seguridad MINSEG Federal ministry
Argentine National Gendarmerie (includes Scorpion Group) Gendarmería Nacional Argentina GNA Gendarmerie
Argentine Naval Prefecture (includes Albatros Group) Prefectura Naval Argentina PNA Coast guard
Inter-service institutions
English Spanish Acronym Class Official website
Armed Forces Joint General Staff (includes Intelligence Service) Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas EMCFA Joint high command
National Directorate of Strategic Military Intelligence Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia Estratégica Militar DNIEM Intelligence support agency
National Geographic Institute Instituto Geográfico Nacional IGN Geographic support agency
Armed Forces Intelligence Institute Instituto de Inteligencia de las Fuerzas Armadas IIFA Intelligence support agency
Armed Forces Scientific and Technical Research Centre (includes Information Security, Section 6) Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de las Fuerzas Armadas CITEFA Research and development agency
Argentine Joint Training Centre for Peace Operations Centro Argentino de Entrenamiento Conjunto para Operaciones de Paz CAECOPAZ Specialized training centre

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