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Jose M. Portela

Born: 1950

Birthplace: San Juan

Nationality: United States

Jose M. Portela

Date of Birth : 1950
Birth Place : San Juan

Brigadier General Jose M. Portela, is a retired officer of the United States Air Force who recently retired from the position of Assistant Adjutant General for Air, which he held while also serving as commander of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. In 1972, Portela became the youngest C-141 Starlifter aircraft commander and captain at age 22. Portela is also the only reservist ever to serve as director of mobility forces for Bosnia. He is also the first native of Puerto Rico to hold the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

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