Estado Mayor Presidencial

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Estado Mayor Presidencial
Common name Estado Mayor
Abbreviation EMP
Estado Mayor Presidencial Mexico.svg
Logo of the Estado Mayor Presidencial
Agency overview
Annual budget 1,786,561,557 MXN [1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency MEX
Governing body Jefatura del Estado Mayor Presidencial
General nature
Operational structure
Sworn members 4,400
Agency executive Gen. Roberto Francisco Miranda Moreno, Jefe del Estado Mayor Presidencial [2]
Parent agency Secretary of National Defense (Mexico)
Field offices 136

The Estado Mayor Presidencial — EMP (Presidential Guard) is the institution charged with protecting and safeguarding the President of Mexico and the First Lady of Mexico. It is described in its regulations as a techno-military organism and an administrative unit of the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico in facilitating the President's fulfiment of his attributes and functions. So, the EMP is Mexico's Presidential Guard, and also the chief logistical instrument of the President and of the First Lady.

The Presidential Guard is part of the Mexican Army, and a General always leads it, embodied in the Jefatura del Estado Mayor Presidencial, currently led by General Roberto Francisco Miranda Moreno, whom President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed.


President Francisco I. Madero and his Presidential Guard, Mexico National Palace, 1911

The Presidential Guard consists of three infantry battalions, one special force battalion, and one artillery battalion, plus a Marine battalion from the Naval Infantry Force, a Cavalry Horse Guards squadron, and state artillery honor battery.

Special training[edit]

Presidential Guard includes a reaction group, (grupo de reaccion inmediata y potente, G.R.I.P.), whose members are trained in martial arts such as karate, aikijutsu, tae kwon do, kick boxing, kung fu, judo, and silat; furthermore, they are trained in techniques and tactics in order to protect high-ranking officials and civil servants, such as the President.


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