|Argentine National Gendarmerie|
Gendarmería Nacional Argentina
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The Argentine National Gendarmerie (Gendarmería Nacional Argentina; GNA) is the gendarmerie and corps of border guards of Argentina. Campo de Mayo is a large military area located in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, around 30 km from the autonomous city of Buenos Aires. Córdoba, abbreviated as CBA, is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountains on the Bahía Blanca is a City located in the south-west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, head town of A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A gendarmerie or gendarmery (dʒɛnˈdɑrməriː or /ˌʒɑndɑrməˈriː/ after the French is a Military body charged with Police duties among civilian For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics.
The Argentine National Gendarmerie has a strength of 12,000.
The Gendarmerie is primarily a frontier guard force but also fulfils other important roles. The force functions from four regional headquarters at Campo de Mayo, Córdoba, Rosario, and Bahía Blanca. Campo de Mayo is a large military area located in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, around 30 km from the autonomous city of Buenos Aires. Córdoba, abbreviated as CBA, is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountains on the Bahía Blanca is a City located in the south-west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, head town of
Non-commissioned personnel of the Gendarmerie are all volunteers and receive their training in the force's own comprehensive system of training institutions. Officers graduate after a three-year course at the National Gendarmerie Academy. Both officers and non-commissioned personnel have access to the specialist training establishments of the Army. The Argentine Army ( Ejército Argentino, EA is the land armed force branch of the Argentine military and the senior military service of the country
The Gendarmerie was created in 1938 by the National Congress, and replaced the regiments of the Army which previously fulfilled the Gendarmerie's missions. The Congress of the Argentine Nation (Congreso de la Nación Argentina is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. The Gendarmerie was particularly tasked with providing security in isolated and sparsely populated frontier regions which had only been settled relatively recently. In many senses the Gendarmerie may still be considered an adjunct of the Argentine Army.
The Gendarmerie's mission and functions are concerned with both domestic security and national defense.
According to the Argentine Constitution, the armed forces cannot intervene in internal civil conflicts, so the Gendarmerie is subordinate to the Interior Ministry. The constitution of Argentina is one of the primary sources of exisiting law in Argentina. However, it maintains a functional relationship with the Ministry of Defense, as part of both the National Defense System and the Interior Security System. Sistema de Seguridad Interior (Interior Security System SSI is the official denomination of the Argentine public security community It therefore maintains capabilities arising from the demands required by joint military planning with the armed forces.
The Gendarmerie's main missions are:
The Gendarmerie is also used for other security missions, which include:
Under the United Nations, the Gendarmerie has served in Guatemala, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Angola, Lebanon, Rwanda and Haiti. The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur also called the Falklands Conflict/Crisis, was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the Peacekeeping, as defined by the United Nations, is "a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace Humanitarian aid (also called succour) is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes typically in response to humanitarian crises The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security Guatemala (República de Guatemala) is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west the Pacific Ocean to the southwest Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola Pronounced ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈgɔlɐ Repubilika ya Ngola is a country in south-central Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية The Republic of Rwanda (ruːˈændə or /rəˈwɑːndə/ in English ɾwanda or in Kinyarwanda is a small Landlocked country in the Haiti ( English: ˈheɪ·tiː or haɪ·ˈjiː·tiː French Haïti a·i·ti Haitian Creole:
The high command includes:
The ranks of the Argentine Gendarmerie, in ascending order, are:
|Rank||Approximate English translation|
|Cabo Primero||Corporal First Class|
|Sargento Primero||Sergeant First Class|
|Suboficial Principal||Principal Sub-Officer|
The ranks up to and including sergeant are classified as Subaltern Sub-Officers (Suboficiales Subalternos), and the remainder are classified as Superior Sub-Officers (Suboficiales Superiores). Corporal is a rank in use in some form by most militaries and also by some police forces or other uniformed organizations Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries police forces and other uniformed organizations around the world Adjutant is a military rank or appointment In some armies it is an officer who assists a more senior officer while in other armies it is a rank which normally corresponds The sub-officer ranks are the same as Argentine army ranks, and wear the same insignia, but with a much thicker gold band for a Gendarmerie Principal Sub-Officer than is used in the Army.
|Rank||Approximate English translation||Argentine Army Equivalent|
|Primer Alférez||First Ensign||First Lieutenant|
|Segundo Comandante||Second Commandant||Captain|
|Comandante Principal||Principal Commandant||Lieutenant-Colonel|
|Comandante General||Commandant-General||Brigade General|
|(Deputy National Director = Divisional General,|
and National Director = Lieutenant-General)
The ranks up to and including Segundo Comandante are classified as Subaltern Officers (Oficiales Subalternos). Ensign (ˈɛnsən is a junior rank of commissioned officer in the militaries of some countries normally in the infantry or navy Ensign (ˈɛnsən is a junior rank of commissioned officer in the militaries of some countries normally in the infantry or navy Commandant (pronounced /'cɒmʊndɑnt/ or /'cɒmʊndænt/ COM-un-dahnt, -dant is a military or police title or rank Commandant-General was a Military rank in South African Republic and the Orange Free State Republic as well as in the Union of South Africa and Brigade General is a rank used in many armies to denote the lowest rank of general corresponding to command of a brigade Divisional General is a rank used in many armies to denote a rank of general corresponding to command of a division Lieutenant General is a Military rank used in many countries The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the Gendarmerie officers wear the same insignia as the equivalent Argentine Army rank. The National Director and his Deputy wear the insignia of an Argentine Lieutenant-General and Divisional General respectively, although they still have the rank of Commandant-General. (NB: Lieutenant-General is the highest Argentine Army rank. )