Secretary- General appoints Lieutenant General Edson Leal Pujol (Brazil ) as Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Edson Pujol of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Lieutenant General Pujol succeeds Major General Fernando Rodriguez Goulart, also of Brazil, who completed his assignment on 27 March 2013. The Secretary-General is grateful for Major General Rodriguez Goulart’s performance while serving in MINUSTAH, where his dedication, professionalism and leadership greatly contributed to the United Nations stabilization efforts in Haiti.
Lieutenant General Pujol brings extensive experience to the position. He joined the Brazilian Army in 1971 and after graduating as a Cavalry officer in 1977, had a distinguished military career in his home country, holding a number of senior command and staff positions. As a Major General, he commanded the 1st Armored Cavalry Brigade from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he was assigned the command of the Brazilian Military Academy “Agulhas Negras”. After being promoted to his present rank in 2011, he was assigned as Chief of the Army Intelligence Center, his most recent position.
Lieutenant General Pujol graduated from the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff College and the Brazilian Army War College.
Born in 1955, Lieutenant General Pujol is married and has two children.
27 March 2013