List of chiefs of the general staff of the Argentine Army

This article lists the chiefs of the General Staff of the Argentine Army and their preceding offices, between 1962 and the present day. The Argentine Army (Spanish: Ejército Argentino) is the land force of Argentina.

Chief of the General Staff of the Argentine Army
Jefe del Estado Mayor General del Ejército
Seal of the Argentine Army
Incumbent
Brigadier General Carlos Alberto Presti
since January 2, 2024
 Argentine Army
Reports toChief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
AppointerPresident of Argentina

The current Chief of the Army General Staff is Brigadier General Carlos Alberto Presti. He was appointed by President Javier Milei on January 2, 2024, by Decree 119/2023.[1]

List

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No. Portrait Name Title Took office Left office Time in office
1Onganía, JuanLieutenant General
Juan Carlos Onganía
(1914–1995)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army22 September 196225 November 19653 years, 64 days
2Pistarini, PascualLieutenant General
Pascual Pistarini
(1915–1999)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army25 November 196528 June 1966215 days
3Alsogaray, JulioLieutenant General
Julio Alsogaray
(1918–1994)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army28 June 196626 August 19682 years, 59 days
4Lanusse, AlejandroLieutenant General
Alejandro Agustín Lanusse
(1918–1996)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army26 August 196825 May 19734 years, 272 days
5Carcagno, JorgeLieutenant General
Jorge Carcagno
(1922–1983)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army25 May 197319 December 1973208 days
6Anaya, LeandroLieutenant General
Leandro Anaya [es]
(1922–2009)
General Commander of the Army19 December 197313 May 19751 year, 145 days
7Laplane, AlbertoLieutenant General
Alberto Numa Laplane [es]
(1924–1988)
General Commander of the Army13 May 197527 August 1975106 days
8Videla, JorgeLieutenant General
Jorge Rafael Videla
(1925–2013)
General Commander of the Army27 August 197531 July 19782 years, 338 days
9Viola, RobertoLieutenant General
Roberto Eduardo Viola
(1924–1994)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army31 July 197829 March 19812 years, 241 days
10Galtieri, LeopoldoLieutenant General
Leopoldo Galtieri
(1926–2003)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army29 March 198118 June 19821 year, 81 days
11Nicolaides, CristinoLieutenant General
Cristino Nicolaides
(1925–2011)
Commander-in-Chief of the Army18 June 198210 December 19831 year, 175 days
12Arguindegui, JorgeDivision General
Jorge Arguindegui [es]
(1930–1997)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army10 December 19834 July 1984207 days
13Jorge, RicardoDivision General
Ricardo Pianta [es]
(1927–2014)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army4 July 198424 March 1985263 days
14Ereñú, HéctorLieutenant General
Héctor Ríos Ereñú
(1930–2017)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army24 March 19852 December 19872 years, 253 days
15Caridi, JoséLieutenant General
José Caridi [es]
(1930–2012)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army2 December 198721 December 19881 year, 19 days
16Gassino, FranciscoLieutenant General
Francisco Gassino [es]
(1931–2017)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army21 December 19888 July 1989199 days
17Cáceres, IsidroLieutenant General
Isidro Cáceres [es]
(1934–1990)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army12 July 198921 March 1990 †252 days
18Bonnet, MartínLieutenant General
Martín Bonnet [es]
(1934–2020)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army26 March 199031 October 19911 year, 219 days
19Balza, MartínLieutenant General
Martín Balza
(born 1933)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army4 November 199110 December 19998 years, 36 days
20Brinzoni, RicardoLieutenant General
Ricardo Brinzoni
(1945–2002)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army10 December 199928 May 20033 years, 169 days
21Bendini, RobertoLieutenant General
Roberto Bendini
(1945–2022)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army28 May 200319 September 20085 years, 114 days
22Pozzi, LuisLieutenant General
Luis Alberto Pozzi [es]
(born 1948)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army19 September 200828 June 20134 years, 282 days
23Milani, CésarLieutenant General
César Milani
(born 1954)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army3 July 201324 June 20151 year, 356 days
24Cundom, RicardoLieutenant General
Ricardo Cundom [es]
(born 1955)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army24 June 201525 January 2016215 days
25Suñer, DiegoLieutenant General
Diego Suñer [es]
(born 1955)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army25 January 201615 February 20182 years, 21 days
26Pasqualini, ClaudioLieutenant General
Claudio Pasqualini [es]
(born 1960)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army15 February 201828 February 20202 years, 13 days
27Cejas, Agustín HumbertoLieutenant General
Agustín Humberto Cejas
(born 1964)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army28 February 202015 December 20211 year, 290 days
28Pereda, GuillermoLieutenant General
Guillermo Pereda [es]
(born 1964)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army15 December 20212 January 20242 years, 18 days
29Presti, Carlos AlbertoBrigadier General
Carlos Alberto Presti [es]
(born 1966)
Chief of the General Staff of the Army2 January 2024Incumbent198 days

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Decreto 119/2023". Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 July 2024.