Estado Mayor Presidencial
|Estado Mayor Presidencial|
|Common name||Estado Mayor|
Logo of the Estado Mayor Presidencial
|Annual budget||1,786,561,557 MXN |
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Jefatura del Estado Mayor Presidencial|
|Agency executive||Gen. Roberto Francisco Miranda Moreno, Jefe del Estado Mayor Presidencial |
|Parent agency||Secretary of National Defense (Mexico)|
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.
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.
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.
- "Jefe del Estado Mayor Presidencial". Presidencia de la República (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2015.