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Assistant Secretary General
for Executive Management


Juan Martinez Esparza

2001 -

2003 - NATO Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management
2001 - 2003 NATO Assistant Secretary General for Security Investment, Logistics and Civil Emergency Planning
1998 to 2001: Director, Joint Office for the Co-ordination of NSIP Projects.
1992-1998: Assistant Under-secretary of Defence for Policy, International Affairs
1986-1992:

Defence Counsellor to the Spanish Delegation at NATO.
Member of the Ad-Hoc Group for the New Strategic Concept 1990-1992.
Member of the Ad-Hoc Group for the Gulf Crisis (1990)
Chairman of the EUROGROUP Staff Group (1989-1990).

1985-1986: Director, Relations with NATO and Western European Union Division, MOD.
1984-1986: Defence Counsellor to the Spanish Delegation, Stockholm Conference on CSBMs and Disarmament in Europe.
1980-1984: NATO Desk Officer, Relations with NATO Division, MOD.

Academic Education

Naval Academy (1956-1961); Training Courses in United States (1965); Amphibious Warfare in USA (1976); Naval War College Spain (1978-80); International Security Policy International University Santander (Spain) (1981); NATO Defence College (1983); Joint Warfare United Kingdom (1989).

Experience related to the Post: Logistics Officer, Landing Battalion Staff (1964), Chief, Logistics Section, Marines Regiment Staff (1973), Lecturer on Amphibious Logistics at the Naval War College (1976,1977), Spanish Representative to the Ad-Hoc Group for the Co-ordination of the land and Maritime Transport in the Mediterranean (creation of a Southern Europe Transport Organisation) (1986), Civil Representative on the Senior NATO Logisticians Committee 81986-1990), Ad-Hoc group for the Review of the Reinforcement, Chief Negotiator for the participation of Spain in the NSIP Programme (1994-1995), Chief Negotiator for the participation of Spain in the NAEW Programme (1996-1998), Chairman of a number of Politico-Military Delegations and Joint Defence Commissions, Director of Joint Office for the Coordination of NSIP Projects.

Languages

  • Spanish (mother tongue).
  • English
  • French excellent understanding, fair speaking.
  • Some knowledge of Italian and Portuguese.
Decorations

He has been rewarded with sixteen decorations, (four Civil Spanish decorations, among them the Great Cross of Civil Merit).

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