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Deputy Chief of Staff Support

Captain Rui Manuel Ribeiro Parreira

Captain Rui Manuel Ribeiro Parreira was born in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal on the 6th of August 1965.

Joined the Naval Academy in 1985 and graduated in 1990 with a master degree in naval military sciences - naval engineering mechanics. He earned a master degree in statistics and information management at Nova University of Lisbon from 2008 to 2010.

He was promoted to his current rank on the 1st of January of 2016.

Along his career, he served at sea on different types of warships, and participated in numerous national and international exercises and operations.

He was assistant chief engineer of NRP São Gabriel (oiler replenishment); chief engineer of NRP Schultz Xavier (Auxiliary ocean tug); head of the propulsion department of NRP João Belo (Frigate) and head of the damage control service of NRP Vasco da Gama (Meko class Frigate)

Captain Rui Parreira served ashore at the Portuguese Naval Academy as a teacher in the Mechanical Engineering Department and member of the Naval Research Center, from 2002 to 2011; At the Lisbon Port Authority as technical adviser from 2011 to 2014; At the Arsenal do Alfeite Shipyard worked as Project Manager(1998-2002), Head of Project Management Division (2015-2018) and Production Director (2020-2021); and at the Infrastructure Directorate as the Deputy Director of Infrastructures from 2018 to 2020.

He is STRIKFORNATO´s Deputy Chief of Staff Support since September 2021.

Along his carrier, he was awarded with several decorations and commendations.

He is a strong enthusiast of mountain cycling and running.

Rui Parreira is married to Paula Parreira, lives in Almada, and has two daughters: Sofia and Inês.

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