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Gerardo Clemente Vega : biography

March 28, 1940 -

Gerardo Clemente Vega Garcia Gerardo Clemente R. Vega García (b. March 28, 1940 in Puebla, Puebla) is a Mexican General who served from 2000 to 2006 as Minister of Defense.

Career and education

He has occupied different positions in the Mexican army. As Captain he served in the 13/o Batallón de Infantería in Veracruz and in the 15/o Regimiento de Caballería in Guanajuato. As Major he served in Mérida, Villahermosa, Chihuahua and Quintana Roo.

He has also served as the Mexican military attaché in the former Soviet Union, Poland and West Germany.

In 2000 President Vicente Fox designated him Minister of Defense.


Vega García studied at the Heróico Colegio Militar., he received a bachelor's degree in administration from the Escuela Superior de Guerra and a master's degree in security and national defense from the Colegio de la Defensa Nacional. He has been professor of the Heróico Colegio Militar and of the Escuela Superior de Guerra and have served as Director of the Colegio de la Defensa Nacional and Rector of the Universidad del Ejército y la Fuerza Aérea.

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