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Commodore Eric Solar Olavarría

Director of Security and Maritime Operations.

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He is a Specialist in Seacoast Littoral and an Engineer in Maritime Administration. In 2004, he completed the Staff Information Course (CINFO) at the Naval War College. Commodore Solar was born in Viña del Mar on January 10, 1963. He joined the "Arturo Prat" Naval Academy in 1981, and he graduated as Midshipman on January 01, 1986.

While he was embarked, he served aboard the Training Ship "Esmeralda" as a Midshipman, aboard the Maritime Patrol Boat "Río Loa" both as Lieutenan first, and then as Commander of the same Unit, aboard the General Services Boat "Hallef" as First Lieutenant and Second in Command, aboard the General Services Boat "Kimitaji" as First Lieutenant and Commander of the Boat.

When he worked on land, he was Head of the Department of Maritime Affairs at the Port Authority of Antofagasta from 1987 to 1989. He attended his Seacoast Littoral Specialty Course at the Littoral and Lighthouse Academy in 1990, he was Head of the Department of Maritime Operations of the Port Authority of Aysen in 1993 and 1994, he was Captain of the Port of Coronel, Lota and Lebu in 1996 and 1997, he was Captain of Fildes Bay in the Chilean Antarctic Territory in 1998, he was Head of the Antarctic Base Gabriel Gonzalez Videla in 1999, Port Captain in Coquimbo from the year 2000 until 2002, Head of the Department of Maritime Operations of the Port Authority of Valparaíso in 2004 and 2005, Port Captain in Arica from 2006 to 2008, Deputy Chief of the Port Authority in Valparaíso in 2009, he was also Head of the Port Authority in Coquimbo in 2010 and 2011, Head of the Port Authority in Punta Arenas in 2012 and 2013, Head of the Department of Management Control of the Directorate General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine (DIRECTEMAR) in 2014, he was also a Naval and Air Attaché at the Chilean Embassy in Panamá during the years 2015 and 2016, he was Director of the Maritime Training Center at DIRINMAR in 2017.


Throughout his career, he has been posted abroad in Perú in 2003, Ecuador in 2015, Argentina in 2012 and 2015, Panamá in 2015 and 2016. During this period working as a Defense Naval and Air Attaché at the Chilean Embassy in Panama.

On December 04, 2017, he was appointed Director of Security and Maritime Operations.

On December 29, 2017 he was awarded the rank of Commodore.

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