Major General

Juan P. 

Sánchez de Lara 

Commander in Chief Canary Islands Air Command

Major General Juan P. Sánchez de Lara commissioned through the Spanish Air Force Academy in 1985, he became a fighter pilot, flying a total of 3,500 hours in Mirage F1 (Albacete AFB), Northrop F.5 (Moron AFB and AF Fighter Weapons School at Talavera AFB) and Casa 101 (AF Academy). He was posted to SHAPE (Mons) J3 as Air Ops and Targeting Officer (2007–2010). He also has been deployed to operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1997–1998) and in Djibouti (2011). As a Colonel he was designated Director of the AF Officers Academy. In December 2017 he was promoted to Brigadier General and designated Spanish AF Air Staff Plans & Policy Division Head. In June 2020 he was promoted to Major General and appointed as Commander in Chief Canary Islands Air Command.

Information provided is current as of September 2020

From the Author

Space Situational Awareness

Together We Stand, Divided We Fall
By Maj Gen 
Juan P. 
Sánchez de Lara 
Space operations have arrived to stay. The later we realize it, the later we will be organized, equipped, trained and therefore ready to respond to any incident affecting the access to our National space services [...]

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