Major General

Ruben C. 

Garci­a Servert 

Commander, CAOC Torrejon

Major General Ruben C. Garci­a Servert joined the Air Force Academy in 1975 and his first assignment was the 31st Wing at Zaragoza, where he served as a Pilot in the period from 1981 to 1985. He continued to serve in different Air Force Units until 1995, when he was assigned to the Air Warfare School as Head of Strategy & International Affairs Department. In the period 2009 – 2010, he was the Commander of Kabul Airport (Afghanistan). Once promoted to Brigadier General, he was assigned to the Air Force Staff – General Secretary as Chief of International Affairs, until he was promoted to Major General in late 2012 and reached his current assignment as Commander CAOC Torrejon in early 2013. During his career, he has joined different NATO/UN Operations as aircrew: KFOR, ONUSAL, ONUCA and UNPROFOR (ex-Yugoslavia), and got over 6,000 flying hours as a pilot. Major General Servert is the author of several articles and papers: IEEE Opinion Paper no. 3/2010, ‘An Insight of Afghanistan: A Chronicle of Spanish Leadership in Kabul Airport’, and ‘NATO Strategic Concept, a Spanish point of view’, among other; and achieved the Bachelors & Masters Degrees in Laws and Political Sciences. He speaks fluently English, French and German.

Information provided is current as of January 2017

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