Walter Braga Netto

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Walter Braga Netto
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Minister of Defence
In office
30 March 2021 – 1 April 2022
PresidentJair Bolsonaro
Preceded byFernando Azevedo e Silva
Succeeded byPaulo Sérgio Nogueira de Oliveira
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office
18 February 2020 – 29 March 2021
PresidentJair Bolsonaro
Preceded byOnyx Lorenzoni
Succeeded byLuiz Eduardo Ramos
Chief of the Army General Staff
In office
29 March 2019 – 18 February 2020
PresidentJair Bolsonaro
Preceded byPaulo Humberto Cesar de Oliveira
Succeeded byMarcos Antonio Amaro dos Santos
Federal intervenor in Rio de Janeiro
In office
16 February 2018 – 31 December 2018
PresidentMichel Temer
GovernorLuiz Fernando Pezão
Francisco Dornelles (interim)
Personal details
Born (1957-03-11) 11 March 1957 (age 65)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Political partyPL (2022–present)
EducationAgulhas Negras Military Academy
Military service
Allegiance Brazil
Branch/service Brazilian Army
Years of service1975–present
RankGeneral do Exército.gif General
Commands

Walter Souza Braga Netto (born 11 March 1957) is a Brazilian army general and politician. He was the Minister of Defence from 2021 to 2022 during the Jair Bolsonaro presidency. Braga was Commander of the Eastern Military Command.[1]

In June 2022, he was chosen to be the next Vice President of Brazil for Jair Bolsonaro in his candidacy at the 2022 presidential election.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Abrantes, Talita (16 February 2018). "Quem é o general que vai comandar a intervenção federal no RJ". Exame (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. "Bolsonaro afirma que pretende indicar Braga Netto como vice na chapa – Jovem Pan". Bolsonaro afirma que pretende indicar Braga Netto como vice na chapa – Jovem Pan (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2022-06-26. Retrieved 2022-06-27.