May 21, 2013
Navy chief resigns, Vice-Admiral takes charge
Vice-Admiral Daniel Alberto Martín was designated as the new head of the Navy, replacing Rear-Admiral Luis María González Day, who tendered his resignation before Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli in the midst of the Libertad frigate conflict.
Paz's resignation was tendered after the Defence Ministry announced it had relieved two Navy officials from their command and opened an investigation to determine responsibilities in the decision to make the Libertad frigate dock in the Tema port.
The vice-admiral was designated by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and confirmed by Presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro at the Government House.
Martín was born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires province, on September 27, 1955. After studying at the Navy Lyceum "Almirante Guillermo Brown," he graduated as Midshipman at the Army and Navy Academy.
During the Malvinas Islands War, he was part of the "Santa Fe" submarine crew that participated at the "ROSARIO" operation.
He was sent to the Argentine Embassy at the South African Republic in 2005 and 2006, where he worked as Defence, Naval, Army and Aeronautical Assistant.