Caracas, 05 Jul. AVN.- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro Moros promoted Carmen Melendez to the rank of admiral in chief of the Armed Forces and she has also been appointed Defense Minister.
The appointment is historic, since it is the first time a woman is promoted to the greatest military rank within the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) and as minister of defense.
Up to Friday, Melendez performed as minister the Office of the Presidency (chief of staff) and Follow Up for Presidential Governance.
Last year, Melendez also became the first woman in being promoted to the rank of admiral.