Brigadier General Arturo Javier González Jiménez
IADC Chief of Studies
Born in Acaponeta, Nayarit, General González joined the Army in 1984 when he entered the Heroico Military Academy as a cadet and graduated in 1988 as a commissioned infantry officer.
After graduation as a commissioned officer, General González served in various units and departments of the National Defense Secretariat, including several infantry battalions, as well as Area and Regional Military Headquarters. As a Colonel in the Army he served as infantry battalion commander and Chief of the Staff section of the National Defense Secretariat in addition to serving as Coordinator and Head of the Planning Subsection at the National Defense College of Mexico.
General González also served abroad as Military Attaché at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., (2005-2007), where he was also his country’s Delegate to the Inter-American Defense Board as part of the Organization of American States (OAS).
As part of his academic training General González attended the Escuela Superior de Guerra, (1993-1996), in Command and Staff Studies and received a Degree in Military Administration. General González later attended the Defense Resources Management Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California, where he attended the International Defense Management Course. He subsequently attended the Institute for Advanced Studies in Public Administration (2004-2006), where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. As a Lieutenant Colonel he was a student at the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) as a member of Class 46 (2006-2007) where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Hemispheric Defense and Security from the Universidad del Salvador (USAL), of Argentina and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. in addition to attending the National Defense College, (2012-2013) where he received a Master’s Degree in Defense Management in Domestic Security and National Defense. General González also attended the Universidad Anáhuac Norte (2014-2016), where he graduated with a Doctorate in Public Administration.
General González assumed his current position as Chief of Studies at the Inter-American Defense College on January 1, 2016.
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