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Pictured Mayor General Air Force Chief, Payan Diaz, Lt. General, Rubén Dario Paulino Sem, Minister of Defense of the Dominican Republic and Dr Eugenio Matos Gomez.
San Isidro Air Force Base- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic- Diplomat Magazine’s co-founder, Dr Eugenio Matos Gomez, received the highest Air Force distinction from Lt. General Rubén Dario Paulino Sem, Minister of Defense of the Dominican Republic, during a military parade held on February 15th, 2017 in San Isidro Air Force Base in Santo Domingo.
Mr. Matos, an academic career diplomat and legal alumni from the University of Ottawa, Canada, is the first Dominican skydiving instructor to have graduated from the Canadian Air Force.
He has logged more than 1000 jumps and 500+ flying hours during his military career. He joined the Dominican Air Force in1992, when Dominican President Joaquin Balaguer requested his services to modernize the teaching and practice of the military skydiving in the Caribbean country.
Dr. Matos is a former Chargé d´affaires of the Dominican Republic Embassy in The Hague, launching Diplomat Magazine together with other heads of diplomatic missions in the Netherlands. The magazine became the first publication of its kind in the Netherlands´ history. He is currently Minister Counselor at the Dominican Republic Embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina, responsible for Public Diplomacy.
¨This is a recognition for Dr. Matos´ extraordinary contribution as military skydiving instructor, enhancing our glorious institution¨ said Mayor General Air Force Chief Payan Diaz.
Find below a hyperlink with an extract of Dr. Matos’ main achievements leading to his military recognition by the Minister of Defense: