Institutional Security Office

Augusto Heleno

Born in Curitiba (PR), Augusto Heleno is a four-star general of the Brazilian Army Reserve. Heleno will be in charge of the Institutional Security Office (GSI), a cabinet agency subordinated to the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) that is responsible for the personal security and travel of the President and VicePresident of the Republic and for coordinating the government intelligence area. Heleno was a student at the Military College of Rio de Janeiro. He joined the Army in 1966 and graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy, after which he would serve as a Commander of the Cadet Preparatory School and as Brazil’s Military Attaché in France and Belgium. As a General Officer, he commanded the 5th Armored Cavalry Brigade and the Army's Physical Training and Social Communication Centers. He was then appointed to be the first Military Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, led by Brazil, a position he held from May 2004 to September 2005. In September 2007, he took over the Military Command of the Amazon (CMA), one of the most relevant posts in the Army. In 2011, after a 45-year career, he left active service as head of the Army's Department of Science and Technology.

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