Estado Mayor Presidencial
|Estado Mayor Presidencial|
|Common name||Estado Mayor|
|Annual budget||409,750,109 MXN |
|Governing body||Jefatura del Estado Mayor Presidencial|
|Parent agency||Secretary of National Defense (Mexico)|
The Estado Mayor Presidencial — EMP (Presidential Guard) was the institution charged with protecting and safeguarding the President of Mexico and the First Lady of Mexico. It is described in its regulations as a techno-military organism and an administrative unit (Military staff) of the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico in facilitating the President's fulfillment of his attributes and functions. So, the EMP was Mexico's Presidential Guard, and also the chief logistical instrument of the President and of the First Lady.
The Presidential Guard was part of the Mexican Army, and a General always led it, embodied in the Jefatura del Estado Mayor Presidencial. Its last Jefatura was led by General Roberto Francisco Miranda Moreno, whom President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed. It was disbanded on December 1, 2018 by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Presidential Guard consists of three infantry battalions, two military police battalions, one special force battalion, and one artillery battalion, plus a Marine battalion from the Naval Infantry Force, a Cavalry Horse Guards squadron with an attached horse artillery battery and a state artillery honor battery.
Presidential Guard includes a reaction group, (grupo de reacción inmediata y potente, GRIP), whose members are trained in martial arts such as karate, aikijutsu, tae kwon do, kick boxing, kung fu, judo, and silat; furthermore, they are trained in techniques and tactics in order to protect high-ranking officials and civil servants, such as the President.
- "Jefe del Estado Mayor Presidencial". Presidencia de la República (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 November 2015.
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