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Rear Admiral Ronald Mcintyre Astorga

Commander in Chief of the First Naval Zone

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Rear Admiral McIntyre was born on August 25, 1962. He entered the Arturo Prat Naval Academy in February 1978 and graduated in December 1982. In 2000, he completed a course in chief of staff.

He is a specialist officer in missiles and artillery and chief of staff. In addition, he holds a postgraduate degree in business management from the University of Concepción.

Among his significant posts include the following. He was an assistant to the Second Commander and a damage control officer of the frigate Almirante Lynch in 1984. He was also the instructor of midshipmen aboard the training ship Esmeralda in 1985.

In 1988 and 1989, he was a cargo officer for GWS-50 and 4.5/45 battery on board the destroyer Almirante Latorre. The following year, he was assigned to the missile boat Iquique, where he remained for three years as cargo officer for 76/62 and the Gabriel weapons system. In 1992, he was that ship's weapons department chief.

In 1993, he was a staff member in the Navy's Programming, Investigation and Development Directorate while in 1994 he was technical inspector of works for the naval attaché at the Embassy of Chile in Israel.

Between 1995 and 1997, he was a crew member on board the destroyer Almirante Latorre. In 1998 and 1999, he served as head of the department of weapons systems and as watchguard head of the DLH Almirante Cochrane.

In 2001, he assumed command of the missile boat Guardiamarina Riquelme, a post he occupied until December 2002.

In 2003, he was designated Second Commander of the frigate Almirante Williams. That year, he undertook a series of courses of study in the United Kingdom, concluding with ten weeks of basic operational training through Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) in Devonport.

In 2005, he directed the Surface Unit Training Division of the Navy's Training Center.

In 2006, he was assistant head of the Technical Inspectorate of Works of the Bridge II project in Den Helder, Netherlands. He assumed command of the frigate Almirante Riveros in 2007, remaining aboard until December 2008. Between May and August of that year, he deployed with his unit to the RIMPAC exercise in Hawaii.

During the first half of 2009, he served as head of the Planning and Policy Division of the General Chief of Staff of the Navy. Beginning in the second half of 2009, until December 2010, he served as Secretary to the Commander in Chief of the Armada.

In 2011 and 2012, the Chilean Naval Mission in London was under his charge, where he occupied the positions of naval and defense attaché to the United Kingdom as well as to the Netherlands, Sweden, and Ireland.

From January 18, 2013, he took over as head of the Department of International Relations of the General Chief of Staff of the Navy.

On November 18, 2013, he was sworn in as commodore and became director of the Department of Unit Recovery of the Navy on November 29 of that year.

On January 1, 2015, he was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by the Chilean government.

On December 4, 2015, he became Commander in Chief of the Squadron.

On December 5, 2016, he became Commander in Chief of the First Naval Zone.

He is married to Mrs. Carolina Verschueren Guzmán and they have five children: Ronald, Victoria, Emilia, Sofía, and Matilde.