Anderson Pedreira Silva

      Colonel Anderson was the Commander of the Brazilian Army’s 1st CBRN Defence Battalion during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He joined Brazilian Army in 1985 and works with CBRN since 1994.

      He lived and acted on the big changes Brazilian Army’s CBRN doctrine experienced since 2007, when Rio de Janeiro hosted the Panamerican Games, passing through the 5th World Military Games; the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup; the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development; the World Youth Journey, and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the last of the major events Brazil hosted during the past years.

      He is a graduate of the Infantry Course at Brazilian Army Academy (Agulhas Negras Military Academy), Brazilian Army CBRN Course, Brazilian Army Captains Career School (Master Strictu Sensu on Military Operations), Command and General Staff Course at the Brazilian Army Command and Staff College and Superior War College. He is also a graduate of Radiological Protection Course, Fundaments of Radioprotection and Notions of Radiological Emergencies Course, Gas Detection Course, Radioprotection Actions for Response to Emergency Situations With Nuclear or Radiological Origin Course, Biosafety and Biological Defence Course, Radioprotection Principles Applied to Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies Course and Authorities Security Detachment Course.

      Some of his assignments: Infantry Platoon Leader; Platoon Leader and Company Commander at CBRN Company; instructor at Brazilian Army CBRN Course; MP Company Commander; Authorities Security Detachment Leader; Intelligence/CBRN Officer at Brazilian Army’s Eastern Military Command; Planning Director of CBRN Defence for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games; Brazilian Army Planning Coordinator of CBRN Defence for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games; CBRN Officer at Joint Command for Prevention and Combat to Terrorism; 1st CBRN Defence Battalion Commander and Strategic Planning Analist at Army Staff.

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