Press Releases

    SG/A/779
    IK/308
    16 November 2001

    MAJOR-GENERAL MIGUEL ANGEL MORENO APPOINTED
    FORCE COMMANDER IN UNITED NATIONS IRAQ-KUWAIT OBSERVATION MISSION


    NEW YORK, 15 November (UN Headquarters) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today the appointment of Major-General Miguel Angel Moreno of Argentina as Force Commander of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) with effect from 1 December 2001.

    Major-General Moreno has served in the Argentine Armed Forces for 36 years. He has held several command and staff appointments and is presently Commander of the XII Jungle Brigade. From 1999-2000, he was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, and from 1996-1998, he served as Commander-Director of the Argentine Army Military Academy. From 1995-1996, Major-General Moreno was Military Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations.

    In 1993, Major-General Moreno was Commander of the Argentine Battalion in Croatia in the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR). In 1995, he participated as an observer in the deployment of the Multinational Force headed by the United States in Haiti. He also served the United Nations as a military observer in the United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) in 1988.

    In 1998, General Moreno was decorated by the Government of Hungary with the "Vitez" Military Cross and by the Government of Bolivia with the "Simon Bolivar" Cross.

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