Walter Martos

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Walter Martos
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
6 August 2020 – 9 November 2020
PresidentMartín Vizcarra
DeputyDesilú León Chempén
Preceded byPedro Cateriano
Succeeded byAntero Flores Aráoz
Minister of Defense
In office
3 October 2019 – 6 August 2020
PresidentMartín Vizcarra
Prime MinisterVicente Zeballos
Pedro Cateriano
Preceded byJorge Moscoso
Succeeded byJorge Luis Chávez
Personal details
Born (1957-11-02) 2 November 1957 (age 66)[source?]
Cajamarca, Peru[source?]
Nationality Peruvian
Political partyIndependent
Alma materChorrillos Military School (BMS), (MMS)
ProfessionArmy general
Military service
Allegiance Peru
Branch/service Peruvian Army
Years of service1977–2019
Battles/warsInternal conflict in Peru

Walter Roger Martos Ruiz (born 2 November 1957) is a Peruvian retired military general and politician. He was Prime Minister of Peru from August to November 2020, under Martín Vizcarra's administration.[1] He was Minister of Defense from October 2019 to August 2020.

Army career[change | change source]

Martos was born in the northern city of Cajamarca.[source?] Following the conclusion of his high school education at the Cristo Rey Maristas School, Martos enrolled in the Chorrillos Military School, where he would graduate in 1978 with a specialization in Engineering.[2] He attained a master's degree at the Army's Superior War College and at the Army's Scientific and Technological Institute.[3]

He was successively Secretary General of the Army General Command; General Commander of Education and Doctrine Command of the Peruvian Army; Commander General of the Northern Military Region (2011); Chief of General Staff of the Army; and Chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (2013).[3]

He has also been director of the Army Language Center; Academic deputy director and director of the Military School of Chorrillos; director of the School of Engineering and the Superior School of War.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. PERU21, NOTICIAS (Aug 6, 2020). "Política: Martín Vizcarra | Nuevo gabinete presidido por Walter Martos jura EN V | NOTICIAS PERU21 PERÚ". Peru21. Retrieved Aug 7, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. "General Walter Martos Ruiz, nuevo jefe del Estado Mayor Conjunto del Perú – Nombramientos Infodefensa América". January 31, 2013. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "General de División del Ejército (r) Walter Martos Ruíz es el nuevo ministro de Defensa".