FGV and Brazilian Army complete policy, strategy and senior management training
On November 21, FGV and the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff School (ECEME) held a graduation ceremony for 43 officers who completed the 24th edition of the Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management Executive MBA (CPEAEx) and for 12 officers who completed the seventh edition of the International Strategic Studies MBA (CIEE).
The ceremony took place at ECEME, in the Duque de Caxias Auditorium. It was attended by ECEME’s commander, General Sergio Martins; and Professor Bianor Cavalcanti, CPEAEx’s academic coordinator. Cavalcanti spoke on behalf of FGV’s president, Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, and CIEE’s academic coordinator, Professor Nivaldo Machado, who were unable to attend.
The event was also attended by the head of ECEME’s Policy and Strategy Section, Colonel Rafael Almeida; the deputy coordinator of CPEAEx, Guilherme Marques; the coordinator of FGV’s technical and academic assistance work for ECEME’s Meira Mattos Institute, André Coelho; and FGV’s defense affairs advisor, Evandro Vaz.
The Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management Executive MBA is the result of a partnership between FGV and ECEME that began in 1999. The course is designed for colonels selected on merit, with the aim of training military managers to face organizational and administrative challenges inherent to their functions, as well as enabling them to advise the highest levels of the Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry and other government bodies.
More than 960 officers have so far completed the program, of whom 186 have gone on to become generals. Some of these people have played prominent roles in strategic areas of the government and public policy making in Brazil.
In turn, the International Strategic Studies MBA has been running since 2015. It is aimed at senior officers in the Brazilian Army and in the armies of friendly nations. The program, delivered entirely in English, makes a significant contribution to Brazil’s strategic international initiatives. To date, it has trained senior officers from more than 20 countries.