First deputy-minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces
He was born on
February 16, 1936
He is a Higher Military School graduate.
He participated in the revolutionary struggle against Batista’s tyranny,
carrying out different activities as a member of the 26th of July
Movement. He joined the Rebel Army early in 1956 in the Frank País Second
He is a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba and since
1975 also of its Central Committee. He is a Deputy to the National Assembly of
the People’s Power.
Among others, he has filled the following positions: Assistant to the Chief of
the National Revolutionary Police; in the Revolutionary Armed Forces he has been
the Head of the Supplies Administration of the Services Department of the
Ministry, Chief of Headquarters and Deputy Minister for the Rearguard, Chief
of the Army, Substitute of the Minister, Chief of the Revolutionary
Antiaircraft Defense and Airforce and Substitute of the Minister of the RAF for
He accomplished an internationalist mission as Substitute of the Head of Cuba’s
Military Mission in the Republic of Ethiopia, for the Rearguard.
He has been awarded the title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba.