Jorge Godoy

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Jorge Omar Godoy
A J. Godoy.jpg
Born (1946-01-17) 17 January 1946 (age 71)
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Allegiance  Argentina
Service/branch  Argentine Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held Chief of Staff of the Argentine Navy

Admiral Jorge Godoy was the Chief of Staff of the Argentine Navy, until December 2011.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Jorge Godoy was born on January 17, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He is married to former María Laura Valdivia Lúpiz and they have two children.[2]

Naval Career[edit]

  • 1993, promoted to Captain[2]
  • 1999, promoted to Admiral[2]
  • 2000, awarded the Meritorious Service Medal "Almirante Joaquim Marques Lisboa, Marqués de Tamandaré" by the Navy of Brazil.[2]
  • 2001, appointed Assistant Secretary of Institutional Relations, Navy General Secretariat.[2]
  • 2002, took command of the Southern Naval Area and the Almirante Berisso naval base in Ushuaia.[2]
  • 2003, Order of Naval Merit (Brazil), degree Grand Officer[2]
  • 2003, appointed Vice Admiral[2]
  • 2003, awarded Order To Naval Merit, degree Commander, by Chile[2]
  • 2004, Legion of Merit, United States.[2]
Admiral Godoy receiving the Legion of Merit from Admiral Vern Clark

Domestic Espionage Charges[edit]

In December 2011, Godoy retired upon being charged with domestic espionage against politicians, civic activists, and human rights organizations. According to the accusation, Godoy is culpable because the practice was widespread and continuous across the Navy.[3] Article 248 of the Argentine Penal Code forbids military intelligence agencies from investigating citizens, and from operating within the domestic sphere.[4] As of August 2012, Godoy has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.[5]


  1. ^ "Cristina Fernandez confirms top commanders but purges 36 military brass". MercoPress. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Armada, archived from the original on 2009-02-20, retrieved 2014-11-30 
  3. ^ "Cristina Fernandez confirms top commanders but purges 36 military brass". MercoPress. Retrieved 22 Aug 2012. 
  4. ^ Guajardo, Carlos. "Condenaron en Chubut a trece marinos por espiar a civiles". Clarin. Retrieved 22 Aug 2012. 
  5. ^ "FUERON CONDENADOS 13 DE LOS 14 MARINOS ACUSADOS DE ESPIONAJE ILEGAL". El Comercial. Retrieved 22 August 2012.