World Border Security Congress

IGNACIO GARCIA DE PAREDES

Captain (Spanish Navy) IGNACIO GARCIA DE PAREDES

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF

EUNAVFOR MEDITERRANEAN – OPERATION SOPHIA

SPAIN

Captain Ignacio Garcia de Paredes works for EUNAVFORMED as Operations Assistance of Chief of Staff, in a static Headquarter in Rome. He is the main assistance for operations to the Chief of Staff to exercise the command and control of all EU forces involved in the operation. He is responsible to direct and coordinate all military assets during all phases of the operation. He is also responsible to the Operational Commander for the supervision of all operations teams supporting the Crisis Military Operations. Responsible for the provision of a 24/7 watchkeeping capability, ensuring that continuity is maintained throughout the operation.