Juan Pablo Heusser Risopatrón

Rear Admiral

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He was born in Santiago on 25th May 1956. After studying at the San Ignacio School, he entered the Naval Academy "Arturo Prat" and was commissioned an Ensign on 1st January 1977.

He is a Littoral specialist and holds a Bachelor's in Science degree. In 1987 he passed the Naval Control of Shipping course. In 1991 he followed the Intelligence course at the Naval War College. He owns a Diploma on "Managerial Development" from the Adolfo Ibañez University (1997).

Throughout his career, he has filled positions in the Directorate General of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine, Directorate of Maritime Affairs and Aquatic Environment, Port Authority in Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, Valparaiso, Talcahuano, Iquique, Castro; Chiloe Naval District (Disnachil); Director of the Instruction and Training Center CIMAR, Navy General Staff, Navy School of Operations, AP "Aquiles", AO "Araucano" BMD "Cirujano Videla", LPC "Villarica" and "Bellatrix" and Commanding Officer of WPC "Castor".

On 1st January 2002, the Supreme Government promoted him to Captain, filling duties in the Chilean Naval Mission in London, as Chilean regular representative to the International Maritime Organization and Naval Attaché.

In 2003 he was elected Vice President of the Sub Committee for Hazardous Commodities, Solid Cargo and Containers, International Maritime Organization, position held up to date.

His decorations and medals are the following : "Military Star from the Armed Forces Decoration", in the rank of "Military Star", "Star to Naval Merit" and Grand Star to Naval Merit", for 10, 20 and 30 years of service in the institution, respectively and "Mission Accomplished" third degree medal.

On 17th December 2007, he took over as Director Maritime Security and Operations.

On 1st January 2008, the Supreme Government promoted him to Rear Admiral LITT.

He is married to the former Ana Maria Killing and they have four children: Francisca, Juan Pablo, Jose Ignacio and Bernardita.