Brigadier-General Antonio Nascimento, Portuguese Air Force
Commander, Joint Analysis & Lessons Learned Centre.
Brigadier General (BGEN, Portuguese Air Force) Antonio Nascimento was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1965. He joined the Portuguese Air Force Academy in 1983 and graduated in 1988, after concluding the Undergraduate Pilot Training in Laughlin AFB, Texas, USA.
Between December 1988 and October 2000, he served in various flying squadrons as a T-37, T-38 and Alpha-Jet instructor pilot, and as an Alpha-Jet operational pilot. From 1999 until 2000, he served as Squadron Commander of the 103 Squadron.
In October 2000, BGEN Nascimento took his first staff assignment as chief of the Exercises and Evaluation Section at the Air Force Operational Command. During this period he was responsible for planning Air Force exercises and coordinating the participation of air force units in joint national and NATO exercises. He also planned and conducted several national tactical evaluation events to prepare flying units and CRC for NATO Tactical Evaluations.
In September 2004, BGEN Nascimento was assigned to the Portuguese Air Staff and War College to teach in the Force Employment Section. Two years later, he was assigned to the Joint Staff and War College where he continued to teach in the Air Force branch. In September 2008, BGEN Nascimento started a three-year assignment at SHAPE as Section Head of the Force Standards and Lessons Learned Section of the Readiness and Requirements Directorate. Between 2011 and 2012, BGEN Nascimento served in the Joint Operations Command HQ as chief of the Plans Branch, responsible for the planning of national joint operations and exercise.
In September 2012, BGEN Nascimento was assigned as the commander of Air Base 6 Montijo, where he served for two years. After attending the Flag Officers Course, he served as Chief Resources Division in the PRT AF HQ, before being assigned as the chief of the Centro de Informações e Segurança Militar (CISMIL) in September 2017.