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Biography for Fernando de Sousa Rodrigues

First Name: Fernando
Last Name: de Sousa Rodrigues
Title: Military Representative of Portugal to NATO
Organization: Portugal Armed forces
Country: Portugal
Date of Birth: 08/02/1946
Spouses: He is married to Maria José
Children: Daughter, Amanda
Education: 1964/67 Military Academy – Air Force Course Lisboa  1967 Basic Flight Training Sintra 1968 Complementary Fighter Course Ota  1972 Flight Safety and Aerospace Management (USA) Los Angeles 1973/74 Operational Fighter Training Monte Real 1977/78 PoAF General Air Warfare Staff Course Sintra Jun 1982 ACE Senior Officers Orientation Course Lisboa  1989 Advanced Staff Training (RAF, ASC – UK) Bracknell  1995/96 PoAF Superior Air Warfare Course (and joint) Sintra  Jul-Nov96 Strategic Course for Political Initiative (Brasil) Rio de Janeiro Instructor pilotFighter pilotTransport pilot6 200 hours of flight
CV: 1968-1973 Instructor Pilot (T-37) - Sintra 1973-1976 Fighter Pilot (FIAT G-91) - Guinea-Bissau/Montijo  1978-1988 Transport Pilot (CASA-212/C-130-H) - Azores/Montijo Sept 1978-Sept 1980 503 Sqn Commander – CASA-212 (Azores)  Sept 1983-Sept 1986 501 Sqn Commander – C-130H (Montijo) Sept 1986-Sept 1988 61 Ops Group Commander (Montijo)  Jan 1990-Dec 1990 Plans & Organization Branch Chief (Ops Division)  Jan 1991-Dec 1993 Director of Staff Training (PoAF Staff College - Sintra)  Jan 1994-Oct 1995 Air Base Commander (Montijo)  Nov 1996-Jul 1996 Attendee to the High Studies Staff Course (Sintra) Nov 1996-Jun 1997 PoAF HQ Chief Ops Division Jun 1997-Jul 2000 Director of Training Jun 1997-Jul 2000 PoAF Delegate to the Military Cooperation to African Countries May 1998-Feb 2001 Director of F-16/MLU Transformation Programme Jun 2000-Feb 2001 Principal of Portugal to the MNFP (Multi-National Fighter Programme) Oct 2001-Jul 2003 President of PoAF Cultural and Historic Commission Jul 2000-Jul 2003 Inspector-General of the Air Force 1st Oct 2003 Portuguese Military Representative to NATO Military Communittee
Awards: Distinguished Services Gold MedalDistinguished Services Silver MedalTwo Distinguished Services Gold Medals-CollectiveMilitary Merit (1st and 2nd Class)Aeronautical Merit (1st Class) War Campaign (Guinea-Bissau)
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