Joint Staff of the Armed Forces
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. 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.
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- "Jobim dá posse ao primeiro Chefe do Estado-Maior Conjunto das Forças Armadas". Ministério da Defesa. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2011.