Today, 16 July 2018, the Joint Analysis & Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) celebrates the change of command from Brigadier General Mário Barreto to Brigadier General António Nascimento.
The change of command ceremony took place in the presence of the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General Denis Mercier, the Portuguese Chief of Defence Admiral António Silva Ribeiro and representatives from NATO, including Military Attachés and Portuguese Flag Officers.
After the change of command ceremony, during which the JALLC flag passes symbolically between the commanders, the JALLC’s new commander, BGEN Nascimento, addressed the audience noting that his impression of the JALLC is very positive and that, despite the relatively short time he will lead the organization (one year), he intends to make that time count.
SACT closed the ceremony with a few words of thanks to the JALLC and its staff, noting the ability of the JALLC to adapt quickly to its refocussed mission and welcomed BGEN Nascimento to NATO, the Allied Command Transformation and the JALLC.
Brigadier General António Nascimento
Brigadier General António Nascimento (Portuguese Air Force) was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1965. He joined the Portuguese Air Force Academy in 1983.
Between December 1988 and October 2000, he served in various flying squadrons and he served as Squadron Commander of the 103 Squadron.
In October 2000, BGEN Nascimento took his first staff assignment as chief of the Exercises and Evaluation Section at the Air Force Operational Command. During this period, he was responsible for planning Air Force exercises and coordinating the participation of air force units in joint national and NATO exercises. He also planned and conducted several national tactical evaluation events to prepare flying units and CRC for NATO Tactical Evaluations.
In September 2004, BGEN Nascimento was assigned to the Portuguese Air Staff and War College to teach in the Force Employment Section. He was later assigned to the Joint Staff and War College where he continued to teach in the Air Force branch. In September 2008, BGEN Nascimento started a three-year assignment at SHAPE as Section Head of the Force Standards and Lessons Learned Section of the Readiness and Requirements Directorate. Between 2011 and 2012, BGEN Nascimento served in the Joint Operations Command HQ as chief of the Plans Branch, responsible for the planning of national joint operations and exercise.
In September 2012, BGEN Nascimento was assigned as the commander of Air Base 6 Montijo. After attending the Flag Officers Course, he served as Chief Resources Division in the PRT AF HQ, before being assigned as the chief of the Centro de Informações e Segurança Militar (CISMIL) in September 2017.