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Sede del EMAD

CSEL to the Spanish Chief of Defence

CSEL Pedro Hilario Medina Oliver

 

Welcome to this space of the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL)  to the Spanish Chief of Defence.

The EMAD is the operational structure of the Spanish Armed Forces established for the development of joint and combined action in operations, both national and international.

The post of CSEL in the EMAD has been held since July 1995, having been occupied  up to date by six CSEL’s: four from the Army, one from the Air Force and currently one from the Navy. I have learned from all of them and their legacy remains in the post I have the honour to occupy.

I report directly to the Chief of Defence Staff (CHOD) and I am part of his Command Team.

In close contact with our CHOD, I advise him on all matters relating to the personnel regime, professional expectations and the future of non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel of the EMAD.

In addition, it is of great importance the collaboration with the CSEL´s of specific posts at national level (Defence, Army, Navy, Air Force and Space) and with my counterparts in other countries at international level.

As a CSEL to the CHOD, within the importance of all the functions and tasks of the CSEL, the most important for me is to attend to and look after the concerns, needs and interests of each and every NCO and enlisted personnel in the field of their professional development, but, of course,  without forgetting the human and personal aspect.

In addition, I will share on this website some of the activities that I regularly carry out with colleagues from the Spanish Armed Forces from whom I constantly learn.

I hope and wish that, by browsing this website, the figure of the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Defence Staff will become better known.

All in a spirit of service and loyalty to the Spanish Armed Forces and Spain.

 

Thank you very much!

CSEL Pedro Hilario Medina Oliver

CSEL to the Spanish Chief of Defence


CURRENT EVENTS

  • The CSEL with the COE C-IED staff.

    The Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) to the ESP Chief of Defence (CHOD) visits the NATO Centre of Excellence against Improvised Explosive Devices (COE C-IED)

    The Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) to the ESP Chief of Defence (CHOD) visits the NATO Centre of Excellence against Improvised Explosive Devices (COE C-IED)

    2024/05/13

    Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid

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  • The CSEL with DLMCE personnel

    The Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the Spanish CHOD visits the staff of the combined air operations centre and the data link management cell.

    The Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the Spanish CHOD visits the staff of the combined air operations centre and the data link management cell.

    2024/04/18

    Torrejón Air Base, Madrid.

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  • Imposition of the CHOD´s CSEL badge

    The Chief of the Defence presides the handover of the Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the Spanish CHOD

    The Chief of the Defence presides the handover of the Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the Spanish CHOD

    2024/03/04

    En Madrid

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  • Meeting of non-commissioned officers, troops and marines

    The command senior enlisted leader attends the first NATO national CSEL symposium held at the SHAPE HQ

    The command senior enlisted leader attends the first NATO national CSEL symposium held at the SHAPE HQ

    2023/11/29

    In Casteau, Belgium

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  • Command Senior Enlisted Leader with his Jordanian counterpart.

    Command Senior Enlisted Leader accompanies CHOD on his trip to Jordan and Irak

    Command Senior Enlisted Leader accompanies CHOD on his trip to Jordan and Irak

    2023/11/13

    Jordan and Iraq

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