Chorrillos Military School

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Chorrillos Military School
Established 1898
Type Military Academy
President Brigade General Walter Martos Ruiz
Students officers of the Peruvian Army.
Location Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
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The Chorrillos Military School (Spanish: Escuela Militar de Chorrillos) is the institution in charge of the undergraduate education of officers of the Peruvian Army.

The school was opened in 1898 and is located at Chorrillos, Lima, Peru, hence its name.[1]

As of December 2012, its director was Brigade General Augusto Villarroel Rossi, of the same graduating class (1984) as President Ollanta Humala.[2]

It was also the alma mater of Manuel Noriega[3] and Hugo Chávez Frías (1974).[4]

It contains the Escuela de Comandos (Commando School). In 1997, a replica of the Japanese Diplomatic Residency was secretly built there. Tunnels were dug and the rescue plan was practiced again and again until perfect for the Operation Chavin de Huantar that ended the Japanese embassy hostage crisis. As of 2008 it still exists and is considered a monument to those who took part in the rescue, and sometimes still used in training.[5]


  1. ^ "A conflict of races". The Baltimore Sun. 26 April 1898. p. 8. Retrieved 1 January 2012. PERU'S NEW MILITARY SCHOOL Formally Opened at Chorrillos In A Stirring Patriotic Speech By President Piorola. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Ángel Páez (6 January 2013). "19 generales de la promoción Humala asumen mandos de grandes unidades EP". La Republica (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Hooper, Simon (7 July 2010). "The rise and fall of Noriega, Central America's strongman". CNNWorld. CNN. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chávez llegó al Perú en 1974 como cadete y se inspiró en el velasquismo". La Republica (in Spanish). 6 March 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Stuart Starrs (August 18, 2008). "Japanese hostage crisis and Operation Chavin de Huantar". ...en Perú. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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