22 Facts About Brazilian Army


The Brazilian Army has fought in several international conflicts, mostly in South America during the 19th century.

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At that time, following the organization model of the mainland Portuguese Brazilian Army, implemented during the Portuguese Restoration War starting in 1640, the ground forces in Brazil adopted three lines of organization which were maintained until the 19th century, which included:.

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Between 1957 and 1967, the Brazilian Army created the Suez Battalion to be part of the UN Peace Forces in the conflict between the State of Israel, Egypt, and its Arab neighbors from 1956 onwards.

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Seven Brazilian Army soldiers died during the years of Brazilian Army military presence there.

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Internationally, in 1965 the Brazilian Army joined forces with US Marines intervening in the Dominican Republic in Operation Powerpack.

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From Geisel period, the third Brazilian Army dictatorship sought greater independence in its foreign policy, leaving of automatically align with the US interests, especially in relation to sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East.

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Brazilian Army is trying to renew its equipment and making a redistribution of its barracks in all the Brazilian Regions, prioritizing the Amazon.

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In 2010, during the Rio de Janeiro Security Crisis, the Brazilian Army sent 800 paratroopers to combat drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazilian Army is creating an Expeditionary Force to provide permanent support for the country's participation in foreign missions.

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At the beginning of 2018 the Brazilian Army played a fundamental role during the Federal Intervention in the State of Rio de Janeiro, which faced a serious economic and security crisis.

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Brazilian Army was one of those responsible for security at the 2016 Summer Olympics, based in the same city.

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Patron of the Brazilian Army, nicknamed "the Peacemaker" and "Iron Duke", Luis Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias.

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Brazilian Army was the most important military leader in the history of Brazil.

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Brazilian Army was the first director of Brazil's Indian Protection Service or SPI and supported the creation of the Xingu National Park.

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Army Aviation Command, known as Ricardo Kirk Brigade, is a brigade of the Brazilian Army, located in Taubate and linked to the Land Operations Command and the Southeastern Military Command.

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Brigade is one of the elite forces of the Brazilian Army prepared to act on within 48 hours anywhere in the country, is in the jungle, savanna, marsh and mountain, and remain without logistical support for up to 72 hours, being able to parachute jump quickly to the frontlines or behind enemy lines.

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The colors and pattern were influenced by the Austrian dragoons of the period, as the Brazilian Army Empress Consort was an Austrian Archduchess.

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Military Police of the Brazilian Army are identified by the use of black armband with the letters "PE" in white .

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Brazilian Army officers wear rank insignia on shoulder boards and the army has ten officer ranks, known as "grades", excluding that of an officer candidate.

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The last Marshal of Brazilian Army was Waldemar Levy Cardoso, that died in 2009, with 108 years old.

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Highest Brazilian Army enlisted rank is "Sub Tenente", which is the equivalent of an American command sergeant major and sergeant major ranks.

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The Brazilian Army has no corresponding equivalent to the U S Army's specialist rank.

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