Eduardo Zamarripa Martínez
Former Chief of Staff of the NATO Joint Force Command for Southern Europe (Naples).
former Director General of Infrastructure of the Spanish Ministry of Defence.
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Lieutenant General Zamarripa graduated in the Spanish Air Force Academy in 1969, and has been serving as fighter pilot in different Units, flying 4500 hours.
He also graduated in the Air Staff Course in Madrid, the NATO Defence College Course 108 in Rome, and the National Defence Course in the High Centre for Spanish Defence (CESEDEN), and in Economics at the University of Zaragoza and in Modern and Contemporary History at the Complutense University of Madrid.
His last management and Staff assignments have been: Spanish Delegation in NATO Headquarters in Brussels as Air Defence Representative from 1986 to 1991 and as Defence Councellor from 1997 to 2000; Deputy Director General of the National Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technologies (INTA) from 2000 to 2003; Deputy Director General for Cooperation and Civilian Defence in the General Direction of Defence Policy from 2003 to 2004; Director Manager of the Air Mobility of the Air Combat Command from 2004 to 2006; Deputy Commander of the NATO Air Component Command in Izmir (Turkey) from 2006 to 2007; Chief of the Command Element of the European Union Althea Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2007 al 2010; Chief of Staff of the NATO Joint Force Command () from 2007 to 2010; and Director General of Infrastructure of the Spanish Ministry of Defence from 2012 to 2018. During his two assignments at NATO Headquarters he has been instrumental in the integration of the Spanish Airforce in NATO’s Integrated Air Defence through the NATO Air Defence Committee structure. He has also been deeply involved in assuring Spain’s full participation in various NATO programmes, such as the “NATO Air Command and Control System” (ACCS) programme, “the NATO Airborne Early Warning Programme“, and “the Alliance Ground Surveillance Programme” (AGS). He has also been Spanish representative on the “International High Level Group” that developed and elaborated the Strategic Concept of the Alliance, which was approved at the Washington Summit in 1999. Under his responsibility as Deputy Director General for Cooperation and Civilian Defence in the General Direction of Defence Policy of the Spanish MOD, he was in charge of the management of the Spanish participation in United Nations peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.