Commander of the First Naval District Brazilian Navy
Vice-Admiral JOSÉ AUGUSTO VIEIRA DA CUNHA DE MENEZES
was born in Rio de Janeiro on June 18th 1962, graduated at the Naval
Academy in 1983, when he was declared midshipman and appointed to his first
ship, the Sailing Ship “Cisne Branco”. He was promoted to first lieutenant in
1986 and held the Officers Engineer Course.
During his career he has experienced being Commander
of the Minesweepers Ship “Araçatuba” and the Destroyer “Para”. As Captain, the Admiral
Cunha served at the 4th Naval District - in the Brazilian Amazon-,
as the Chief of Staff, and in 2008 he was designated to the Inter-American
Defense Board, in the United States.
In 2012, he was promoted to Rear-Admiral, and assumed
the position of the Head of the Logistic Section, on the General Staff. For more than one year the Rear-Admiral Cunha
was the Commander of the 1st Fleet Division and has also experienced
being the Chief of the Inter-ministerial Secretariat for the Resources of the
Sea. As Vice-Admiral, he was the Chief
of Staff of Commander of the Brazilian Navy.
Since April 10th, 2018 he holds the
position of Commander of the 1st Naval District, in Rio de Janeiro.