What the Glorious Army of El Libertador is up to these days

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    Gaceta Oficial N° 40,977, dated August 30th, 2016, sets out the names of the 18 military officers who have been charged with ensuring the supply of 18 specific basic supplies.

    They are:

    1. Brigadier General Jorge Pérez Mancilla, director of Air and Land Safety at the Air Force Inspectorate, chief of cooking oil.
    2. Division General José Inés González Pérez, Director of Budget Planning at the Defense Minister, chief of rice.
    3. Rear-admiral Ángel Rueda Pinto, director of Organization and Development for Seguros Horizonte, chief of poultry
    4. Brigadier General Ludwing Palima Cisneros, director of Criminal and Financial Investigation for the National Guard, chief of sugar.
    5. Division General Luis Alejandro Jiménez Villaruel, permanent secretary for Recruitment and Readiness for the Wholistic Defense of the nation, chief of beef.
    6. Rear-admiral Juan Jiménez Peña, second commander and chief of the High Command of the Navy Corps of Engineers, chief of coffee.
    7. Brigadier General Reynzer Rojas Omaña, chief of the Special Administrative Police Service and of Criminal Investigations for National Customs and Revenue Safeguards, chief of beans.
    8. Brigadier General Fernando Prieto Ventura, Director of Social Welfare for the Office of Human Management at the Defense Minister, chief of laundry soap, body soap, shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant.
    9. Division General Juan Rivas Rojas, joint director for Support to National Development at the Strategic Operational Command of the Armed Forces, chief of pharmaceuticals.
    10. Rear-admiral Freddy Lozada Peraza, chief of supply for the Navy, chief of corn flour.
    11. Brigadier General José Gregorio Pérez Malavé, director for the Special Security Regime of the army, chief of dairy products.
    12. Division General José Antonio Rosales Duque, director of the office of Human Management at the Defense Ministry, chief of yellow corn.
    13. Rear-admiral Adolfo Contreras Soto, director of Logistics for the Second Command and High Command of the Navy, chief of margarine.
    14. Brigadier General Manuel Vera Boada, director of the Air Force Command post, chief of toilet paper, sanitary pads and disposable diapers.
    15. Division General Francisco Yánez Rodríguez, president of the Air Force Permanent Board for Evaluation, chief of wheat.
    16. Rear-admiral Luisa María Lozada Fergusson, director of personnel at the Capital Strategic and Wholistic Defense Region, chief of fish.
    17. Brigadier General Rubén Barreto Barrios, vice-Inspector General of the Army, chief of pork products.
    18. Brigadier General José Jesús Hernández Perales, director for Safeguarding National Mines for the National Guard, Chief of Soybean and Cake.

     

    40 COMMENTS

    1. “Brigadier General Manuel Vera Boada, director of the Air Force Command post, chief of toilet paper, sanitary pads and disposable diapers.”

      We can be sure that if it a mutiny amongst the generals ever happen, Mr. Shit above will have started it. Poor soul.

    2. Appointing a Zar to oversee the coordination of big difficult national tasks is something which has been tried in the US …..dont know the results…….but its a way of trying to overcome the bureucratic chaos that happens when you have too many agencies working at the same job…..the thing is …what makes Maduro think that these general are up to such a demanding job.!! have they any experience as armed forces quartermasters , are they experts in the military art of logistics…??

      The one succesful precedent in using military men to organize very complex activities goes back to the days of WWII in the US , General Marshall was a true genius in handling this kind of job , so was Eisenhower , after the war we have all heard of what the Marshall Plan achieved in post war Europe. with relatively few funds and a skelton staff…….but that was a very exceptional time and General Marshall was a very exceptionally talented General , are these men of the same kilter…?? doubt it very much , they are ignorant of what it takes to try to handle this tasks and will in all likely hood make things worse….poor us in Venezuela who depend for our food on these glamorized asess !!

      • Venezuela’s economic disaster is a combination of bad models with bad managers. So let’s assume for sake of discussion that PSUV’s management talent resides in the military (maybe that’s why they have 500+ generals), they still are driving a hopeless cause because their economic model is bunk.

        OK, let’s fantasize that the generals assemble an impeccable team and perform accordingly (move over Jack Welch and GE!!). To address the current situation they need important cash infusions which they ain’t got.

        And then there is, as Marc points out:

        “Brigadier General Manuel Vera Boada, director of the Air Force Command post, chief of toilet paper, sanitary pads and disposable diapers.”

        General Vera Boada has been assigned an impossible task that he NEVER EVER wanted to perform.

        So maybe, if you are a narco-general you’d be OK with the position thinking that lugging toilet paper is better than jail, possibly in the US. But, it must be getting very hard to hold ranks with Madurismo, isn’t it General Douchebag or General Condom?

        • Renacuajo : Fully concur with your point that even if they organize a team of all star managers to handle supply and distribution of various goods , if the whole economic structure is a mess there is nothing that they can do to improve things . It would be something if they just don’t make them lots worse , which is the most likely result of these mad cap decisions!!

          The PSUV leadership is by now fully discredited both as regard their capacity to handle things and in their lack of basic scruples , the army brass doesn’t get many points either but now the spotlight is on them to make a world class display of their incompetence and corruption!!

    3. I propose a series of new military medals for these brave officers.

      I think these new “decorations” should be shaped like cakes http://www.neviepiecakes.com/gallery-2/ or perhaps a pig shape. http://www.supercoloring.com/pages/pig-outline

      We could have the officers colour in their awards in crayon, in order that they be visible from afar.

      I am thinking that the medals series could be named: “The Order of Julia Childs”, but perhaps there is a Venezuelan master of cuisine who better deserves being so honoured?

    4. 19. General Disaster Grandota . Director of narcotic forwarding , logistics and military pensions . Chief of rum , salt and contraceptives.

    5. The fact that absolutely no other country needs to do this, that nowhere else would the idea of having a GENERAL have to do anything but his job on DEFENSE because there is a working society that can actually produce, import and distribute, that this shows Venezuela as a ridiculous place, a failed state doubling down on failure…

      … will of course never cross their minds.

    6. You can’t make this stuff up (unless you are Chigüire bipolar) Será una repartición de botín? Tipo el general tal tiene exclusividad en los guisos (pun intended) con la importación de arroz.

    7. I can already envision Maduro screaming from his office: “Boadas, where the hell is my toilet paper roll?”
      And a scared Boada running in full military fatigue to make the delivery. I wonder if Boada is already walking around with rolls in the pockets.

    8. This sounds like marxism (Harpo et bros)……Poor very rich generals they should be amxious and waiting to go into the “guisos” to stand the shame!!

    9. So when these Generals cannot deliver the goods… they get sacked? Demoted? Jailed? Because CLEARLY the problem is lack of leadership, and with new level of bureaucracy, the excuses will end?

    10. Rear-admiral Adolfo Contreras Soto, director of Logistics for the Second Command and High Command of the Navy, chief of margarine.

      This “military officers” must be very proud. But chief of margarine? Did also run out of real butter? Or that goes for a higher-ranked military official?

      If this is not a joke, Venezuela is now beyond surreal, a veritable tragicomedy.

      Obviously, if you have a “Division General José Antonio Rosales Duque, director of the office of Human Management at the Defense Ministry, chief of yellow corn.” you have entered another dimension, the twilight zone.

      Then again, when in doubt, I always revert to an infallible premise. When something in Venezuela is so incredible and surreal, the same reasoning and explanation is in order: Massive Corruption.

      These shenanigans can only be explained as new tools to STEAL mo’ money.

      What’s puzzling is that they come up with such extraterrestrial ideas, and then some people even buy them, and believe them. Since all the oil was stolen, or sold to China, they get inventive and creative to steal some more.

      “Brigadier General Rubén Barreto Barrios, vice-Inspector General of the Army, chief of pork products.”

      A pork in charge of pork. I just hope they don’t eat each other.

      What a shame. The freaking military are so freaking corrupt now, that they are selling pork and margarine to steal as much as they can.

    11. Holy sh… I swear I couldn’t believe Hernández Perales was in charge of “cake,” I thought perhaps you put it there to end the post with adequate dark humor. But I clicked the link… and there it was… for real… starting me at the face: “torta y frijol de soja”

    12. excelente idea la de publicar esta lista y el video de AKB48 es verdaderamente la guinda del pastel… con cosas como esta es imposible perder el interés por Venezuela… se podría publicar un libro solo con los delirios surrealistas de este régimen y supongo que alguien algún día lo hará.

    13. In all that madness you can still find a bit of logic: “Rear-admiral Luisa María Lozada Fergusson, director of personnel at the Capital Strategic and Wholistic Defense Region, chief of fish.”

      This one was predicted by Gustavo Coronel a couple of weeks ago. An admiral in charge of seafood.

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