Brief Biography of the Vice President of the Republic
Army General ANTONIO HAMILTON MARTINS MOURÃO has been the Vice President of the Federative Republic of Brazil since January 1, 2019. Son of Antonio Hamilton Mourão and Wanda Coronel Martins Mourão, he was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, on 15 August 1953.
Originally from the Military College of Porto Alegre, where he finished high school, he joined the Brazilian Army in February 1972, at the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras and, in December 1975, was declared an Aspiring Officer of the Artillery Weapon, graduating in Military Sciences.
Over 46 years of service to Brazil, he has performed typical duties as a junior and intermediate officer in troop bodies, as an instructor at the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras and as a staff advisor to Large Units and Grand Commands in the Southern, Central Regions. -West and Amazon, and in the Office of the Army Commander, in Brasilia, Federal District. He also held the position of commander of the 27th Field Artillery Group, in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, in the 1998 – 2000 period.
Abroad, as a military observer, he represented Brazil in the Third United Nations Verification Mission in Angola (UNAVEM III), in 1996/1997, and as Defense and Army Attaché in Venezuela, from 2002 to 2004.
Of the commissions received as general officer, the commander of the 2nd Jungle Infantry Brigade, in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, the commander of the 6th Army Division and the Southern Military Commander, both in Porto Alegre, stand out. Rio Grande do Sul and Secretary of Economy and Finance, in Brasília, where he ended his experience of almost five decades of military service.
In his professional training, in addition to graduation, improvement and specialization (parachuting and operations in the jungle), the titles as Master in Military Operations and as Doctor in Military Sciences, as a result of the courses in Higher Military Studies and of Policy, Strategy and Senior Management of the Army at the Army Command and Staff School.
Among the main commendations received, we highlight the Military Gold Medal with Platinum Passer, Order of Defense Merit, Order of Military Merit, Order of Naval Merit, Order of Aeronautical Merit, Order of Military Judicial Merit and Peacemaker Medal.
After leaving active service in February 2018, General MOURÃO assumed the presidency of the Military Club, in Rio de Janeiro, a condition in which he remained until he began his participation in the electoral process, as a candidate for the post of Vice President of the Republic, composing the winning team that brought the then Federal Deputy JAIR MESSIAS BOLSONARO to the Presidency of the Republic, in October 2018.
Married to Ms. PAULA MOURÃO, the Vice President has a couple of children (Antonio Hamilton and Renata) and five grandchildren.