List of commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Army

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The following is a list of commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Army. The Chilean Army (Spanish: Ejército de Chile) is the land force of Chile. The Chilean Army dates back to 1810.

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
Jmc001-full.jpg Brigadier José Miguel Carrera Verdugo March 31, 1813 November 23, 1813 Army Commander-in-chief
Ohiggins.jpg Colonel Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme November 27, 1813 September 2, 1814 Army Commander-in-chief
Jmc001-full.jpg Brigadier José Miguel Carrera Verdugo August 28, 1814 October 2, 1814 Army Commander-in-chief
Josedesanmartin.jpg Captain General José de San Martín Matorras June 5, 1817 April 27, 1819 Army Commander-in-chief
Ohiggins.jpg Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme April 17, 1819 January 28, 1823 Army Commander-in-chief
RamonFreire.jpg Captain General Ramón Freire Serrano February 21, 1823 April 2, 1830 Army Commander-in-chief
JJPrieto.JPG Divisional General José Joaquín Prieto Vial April 2, 1830 September 18, 1841 Army Commander-in-chief
ManuelBulnes.JPG Divisional General Manuel Bulnes Prieto September 18, 1841 October 18, 1866 Army Commander-in-chief
Marcos Maturana del Campo.jpg Divisional General Marcos Maturana del Campo October 18, 1866 December 21, 1870 Senior General Officer
No image.png Divisional General Juan Manuel Jarpa Caamaño August 8, 1871 December 31, 1875 Senior General Officer
Basilio Urrutia.jpg Divisional General Basilio Urrutia Vásquez August 8, 1871 April 7, 1879 Senior General Officer
Justo Arteaga Cuevas.jpg Divisional General Justo Arteaga Cuevas April 8, 1879 July 18, 1879 Field Commander-in-chief
ErasmoEscala.jpg Divisional General Erasmo Escala Arriagada July 18, 1879 March 28, 1880 Field Commander-in-chief
General Baquedano.jpg Divisional General Manuel Baquedano González April 3, 1880 May 3, 1881 Field Commander-in-chief
CSaavedraRodriguez.jpg Divisional General Cornelio Saavedra Rodríguez May 3, 1881 December 19, 1883 Inspector General
Emilio Sotomayor Baeza (1826-1894).jpg Divisional General Emilio Sotomayor Baeza January 4, 1884 August 22, 1888 Inspector General
JFGanaLopez.png Divisional General José Francisco Gana Castro August 22, 1888 September 4, 1891 Field Commander-in-chief
Marco Aurelio Arriagada.jpg Divisional General Marco Aurelio Arriagada September 14, 1891 August 28, 1894 Inspector General
Adolfo Holley.jpg Divisional General Adolfo Holley Urzúa August 28, 1894 October 13, 1900 Inspector General
Emil Körner Ejército Chile.jpg Divisional General Emilio Korner October 13, 1900 April 19, 1910 Inspector General
JBoonen.jpg Division General Jorge Boonen Rivera April 19, 1910 April 26, 1921 Inspector General
Aristides Pinto.JPG Divisional General Arístides Pinto Concha April 26, 1921 February 13, 1922 Inspector General
Luis Altamirano (with hat).jpg Divisional General Luis Altamirano Talavera February 13, 1922 November 28, 1924 Inspector General
Pedro Pablo Dartnell.jpg Divisional General Pedro Pablo Dartnell Encina November 28, 1924 January 23, 1925 Inspector General
No image.png Divisional General Mariano Navarrete Ciris January 31, 1925 November 10, 1925 Inspector General
No image.png Divisional General Juan Emilio Ortiz Vega November 11, 1925 January 7, 1927 Inspector General
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-08158, Chilenische General Diaz an Bord der "Stuttgart".jpg Divisional General Francisco Javier Díaz Valderrama February 18, 1927 March 20, 1930 Inspector General
PedroCharpin.png Divisional General Pedro Charpin Rival March 21, 1930 November 7, 1930 Inspector General
Bartolomé Blanche.jpeg Divisional General Bartolomé Blanche Espejo November 7, 1930 August 4, 1931 Army Commander-in-chief
PedroCharpin.png Divisional General Pedro Charpin Rival August 5, 1931 August 22, 1931 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Indalicio Téllez Cárcamo August 25, 1931 June 11, 1932 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Agustín Moreno Ladrón de Guevara June 15, 1932 August 2, 1932 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Luis Otero Mujica August 3, 1932 December 26, 1932 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Pedro Vignola Cortés December 26, 1932 December 21, 1933 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Marcial Urrutia Urrutia December 23, 1933 March 27, 1934 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Óscar Novoa Fuentes March 27, 1934 December 20, 1938 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Carlos Fuentes Rabe December 26, 1938 August 23, 1940 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Óscar Escudero Otárola August 23, 1940 March 8, 1943 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Arturo Espinoza Mujica August 12, 1943 October 11, 1944 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Alfredo Portales Mourgues November 8, 1944 November 12, 1945 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Óscar Fuentes Pantoja November 12, 1945 November 29, 1946 Army Commander-in-chief
GBarriosTirado.png Division General Guillermo Barrios Tirado November 29, 1946 August 2, 1947 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Ramón Cañas Montalva August 2, 1947 October 8, 1949 Army Commander-in-chief
GBarriosTirado.png Division General Guillermo Barrios Tirado October 8, 1949 January 9, 1950 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Rafael Fernández Reyes January 9, 1950 October 28, 1952 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Santiago Danús Peña November 3, 1952 March 11, 1953 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Carlos Mezzano Camino March 11, 1953 June 10, 1954 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Division General Enrique Franco Hidalgo June 11, 1954 March 17, 1955 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Raúl Araya Stiglich March 17, 1955 May 8, 1956 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Luis Vidal Vargas May 8, 1956 November 3, 1958 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General René Vidal Merino November 3, 1958 November 13, 1958 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Óscar Izurieta Molina November 14, 1958 November 3, 1964 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Bernardino Parada Moreno November 4, 1964 July 4, 1967 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Luis Miqueles Caridi July 5, 1967 May 3, 1968 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Divisional General Sergio Castillo Aránguiz May 3, 1968 October 24, 1969 Army Commander-in-chief
Prats Schneider Cheyre-2.jpg Divisional General René Schneider Chereau October 27, 1969 October 22, 1970 Army Commander-in-chief
Carlosprats.PNG Division General Carlos Prats González October 26, 1970 August 23, 1973 Army Commander-in-chief
Augusto Pinochet foto oficial.jpg Captain General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte August 23, 1973 March 10, 1998 Army Commander-in-chief
No image.png Lieutenant General Ricardo Izurieta Caffarena March 11, 1998 March 10, 2002 Army Commander-in-chief
Juan Emilio Cheyre.jpg Lieutenant General Juan Emilio Cheyre Espinosa March 11, 2002 March 10, 2006 Army Commander-in-chief
Comandante en Jefe del Ejército de Chile, General Óscar Izurieta cropped.jpg Army General Óscar Izurieta Ferrer March 11, 2006 March 9, 2010 Army Commander-in-chief
Juan Miguel Fuente-Alba Poblete.jpg Army General Juan Miguel Fuente-Alba Poblete March 10, 2010 March 10, 2014 Army Commander-in-chief
General Humberto Oviedo.jpg Army General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada March 10, 2014 Incumbent Army Commander-in-chief

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