Maj. Gen. Rui Moura Operational Commander of the GNR, considered one of the “brightest” Army officers, resigns

Maj. Gen. Rui Moura, operational commander at the GNR, resigned. This senior Army officer had been in the Guard for six years and was responsible for all coordination of the operational activity of this security force, for criminal investigation, information, nature protection, and international missions. Moura informed this week the commander-in-chief, Manuel Couto, who anticipated his passage to the reserve, which should happen only in April. The departure of Rui Moura raises to three the vacancies for general officers in the GNR. At this moment there are two generals to accumulate functions and this year they go to reserve two more. The minister of Internal Administration,

Rui Moura is 55 years old. It was well known how, in the days of the Military Academy, it was the only cadet to reach the maximum mark of 100% in the psychotechnical tests, forcing the team of North Americans, responsible for the tests, to come to Portugal to know the “chrome” And to do new tests, in which they had 100% again.

Rui Moura is 55 years old He holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Operational Research and Systems Engineering, at Instituto Superior Técnico. He holds a degree in Systems Engineering, has a post-graduate degree in Operational Research and Systems Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico. Several other courses, such as the Infantry Officer (Basic and Advanced), Rangers and Parachuting, from the United States Army.

According to the Diario de Noticias It was well known how, in the days of the Military Academy, he was the only cadet to reach the maximum mark of 100% in the psycho-technical tests, forcing the team of North Americans, responsible for the tests, to come to Portugal to redo the tests in which he again scored 100%.

The organic law of the GNR provides for 11 command posts for general officers, and eight are now filled. There are two generals to accumulate functions of two commands. Botelho Miguel, the second commander, also performs the functions of Inspector General; Esteves Pereira is the commander of Doctrine and Training and of the Security and State Honors Unit. Rui Moura is provisionally replaced by his deputy Major General Pires da Silva.


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