Joint Staff of the Armed Forces

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Joint Staff of the Armed Forces
Estado Maior Conjunto das Forças Armadas
Established 25 August 2010
Jurisdiction
Command structure Ministry of Defense
Head Army General José Carlos De Nardi


The Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (Portuguese: Estado Maior Conjunto das Forças Armadas) centralizes the coordination and control of Brazil's Armed Forces: Army, Navy and Air Force.[1] It was created through the Complementary Law No. 136 of 25 August 2010, and is guided by Ordinance No. 1429. On September 6, 2010, Army General José Carlos De Nardi was sworn in as the first Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces by Defense Minister Nelson Jobim.[2]

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