Spanish Air Force
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Major General Guillermo Cavo assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Development on February 10, 2020.
Major General Cavo was born in Cartagena in 1960.
He graduated from the Spanish Air Force Academy as a Lieutenant in July 1984. In the following years he served as fighter pilot in different units till 1995 when he was promoted to Major and became Flight Teacher and Squadron Commander at the Air Force Academy. Afterwards, he was assigned to the USAF Academy (Colorado Springs, USA) as Spanish Language Teacher.
During this period, in 1999, he carried out an operational tour in the NATO SFOR Mission HQ in Bosnia Herzegovina.
He graduated from the General Staff course in 2004 and he became teacher in the Logistics Department of the Spanish Center for Higher Defence Studies (CESEDEN) in Madrid.
In 2007 he moved to a NATO assignment in the CAOC-5 (Poggio Renatico, Italy) as Defense Plans Fighter Chief, for three years.
From 2010 to 2013 he was assigned to the Air Force Human Resources Directorate.
In 2010 he participated in the UE Operation Atalanta, as a member of the P3 Orion Air Detachment From 2013 to 2015 he became the Commander of the 14 TH Wing, Albacete Air Force Base.
In 2015 he was assigned to the Air Force HHRR Directorate for two years.
He was promoted to Brigadier General in 2017 and was designated Deputy Commander of the Canary Islands Air Force Sector from 2017 to 2018, when he became the Head of the Air Force Staff Logistics Division. In December 2019 he was promoted to Major General.
Throughout his career, Major General Cavo has been awarded with various national and international, military and civilian decorations and medals. He is fluent in English (SLP 126.96.36.199)
Major General Cavo has a large experience in Command responsibilities and duties in different operations and in international security and defence organizations (NATO, EU and US).