Name: CÉSAR MANUEL PIRES CORREIA Nationality: Portuguese Date of birth: 14th December 1969 Position: Director Rank: Captain Portuguese Navy (OF-5) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1987-1992 – Cadet and Ensign at the Portuguese Naval Academy. 1992-1995 – Crew officer and after Executive officer on board the patrol vessel “Zaire”. 1995 – Executive officer on board the patrol vessel “Limpopo”. 1995-1996 – Commanding Officer of fast patrol vessel “Argos”. 1996-1997 – Commanding Officer of fast patrol vessel “Hidra”. 1998-2000 – Anti-Submarine Warfare officer on board of frigate “Comandante Hermenegildo Capelo”. 2000-2002 – Aide-de-Camp of the Minister of Defence. 2002-2003 – Commanding Officer of patrol vessel “Zambeze”. 2003-2004 – Staff officer in the Navy Flotilha in the Logistics Department. 2004-2006 – Executive officer on board the frigate “Comandante João Belo”. 2006-2009 – Manpower Head of Branch in the Personnel Division of the NATO Joint Command Lisbon. 2010-2012 – Commanding Officer of ocean patrol vessel “Viana do Castelo”. 2012-2016 – Staff officer in the Portuguese Naval Audit Department. 2016 – Planning Division Head at the Joint Military Operations Command. 2016-2019 – Staff Officer in the Supreme Allied Command Transformation HQ - Capability, Engineering and Innovation Division - Transformation Network Branch- Centres of Excellence Section. 2019-2020 – Staff Officer in the Navy Staff, Planning Division. 2020-2022- Resources Management Branch Head of MGEOMETOC COE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 1992 – Degree in Naval Military Sciences by the Portuguese Naval Academy. 1993 – Fishing Controller Authority course. 1997-1998 – Anti-Submarine Warfare specialisation. 2004 – Naval Warfare General Course. AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Throughout his career he was awarded with the military medals of Distinguished Services - Silver, 2nd and 3rd class Military Merit, 1st and 2nd class Naval Cross and Exemplary Conduct - Gold.