Promoting and Strengthening Hemispheric Confidence and Security.

Marco Antonio Alvarez Reyes

General Marco Antonio was born on July 16, in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, he is married to Teacher María Aracely Delgado, with whom he has two children Sheyla Karina and Marco Antonio.

He entered the Heroic Military College in 1979 and graduated as Second Lieutenant of Cavalry in 1983.

He has served in the Mexican Army for more than 44 years as Commander in various Units of the Cavalry Weapon and the Armored Weapon; in the Public Security Coordinating Center as Interinstitutional Liaison; in the Fifth Section, Strategic Plans of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the National Defense and Liaison Officer before the Conferences of Ministers of Defense of the Americas (CMDA), Commanders of American Armies (CEA), and before the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) .

He was Head of the Intelligence and Operations areas in the state of Sinaloa; at the National Training Center (CNA), he was Head of Joint Training Plans and Programs; He also worked in the Pedagogical area of the Heroic Military College; Likewise, as Private Secretary and Chief of Assistants to the Undersecretary of National Defense.

Commander of two Armored Reconnaissance Regiments and an Armored Brigade; at the Center for Studies of the Mexican Army and Air Force, Director of the School of Human Resources Administration; He was responsible for the Transparency Unit and access to government public information; General Director of Social Communication of the Secretariat of National Defense.

He has been Commander of the 1/a., 19/a. and 45/a. Military Zones, in CDMX, Tuxpan in the North of Veracruz and Nogales in the North of Sonora respectively, where he planned and participated in Plan DN-III-E operations for the containment of the Sars Cov-2 Virus (Covid 19) and to support the population in the face of the damage caused by Hurricane Grace in August 2021, and in others to provide care and support for national security.

He served as Deputy Chief of Military Doctrine of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of National Defense, having under his responsibility the aspects of Strategic Planning for National Defense; International matters; Education and Doctrine, as well as Legal Advice.

He was Deputy Military and Air Defense Attaché at the Mexican Embassy in the United States of America (USA), Delegate of the Mexican Army to the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) from 2004 to 2006.

He completed a Master's Degree in Military Administration for National Security, at the National Defense College, of the University of the Mexican Army and Air Force.

He has also carried out studies in military establishments abroad.

Advanced Combined Arms Course, at Fort Benning, Georgia, Advanced Course on Hemispheric Defense and Security at the master's level, at the Inter-American Defense College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC, USA, Defense Planning Course and Transformation of Forces at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies of the National Defense University of the United States of America and participated in the Seminar "National Security and Cooperation between China and Latin American countries", at the Defense University of the People's Army of China in Beijing and Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

In national and foreign educational establishments he has participated in Peace Operations studies, in the 5th. US Army, in San Antonio, Texas and Pearson Center, for peacekeeping in Canada; Political Analysis at the Ministry of the Interior, in CDMX; He has diplomas in Strategic Skills from the Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey, CDMX; Internal and international protection of Human Rights at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), CDMX and participated in the Seminar on “Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution” at the Peace Institute of the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.

He has served on various commissions abroad in the following countries:

United States of America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Germany and Peru, in which topics of education and training for defense and national security were discussed, peacekeeping and humanitarian aid operations, he has also visited military doctrine, education and training facilities at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Irving, California and Colorado Spring.

As well as in Guatemala, he participated and gave lectures on “Strategic Planning of National Defense of Mexico in the Higher Education Command of the Guatemalan Army”; Primary Chair: “Situation of the Armed Forces and their participation in Security and Development”, at the Anáhuac University of the State of Mexico; “Origin and evolution of the Armed Forces”, in the Federal Court of Justice, CDMX and the topic “Priority Projects of the SDN” before the members of the Business Coordinating Council, CDMX.

He has been awarded the Perseverance Decorations, including the special one for more than 40 years of service; Legion of Honor; Special Medal from the Inter-American Defense Board with a Silver Star, he has also twice received the Distinguished Service Decoration and Military Medal “Faith in the Cause” from the Colombian Military Forces.