Lieutenant General José Antonio Agüero Martínez was born in December 1963, in the Toledo region.
He joined the Army in 1981 and graduated from the Military Academy (Zaragoza) as an Infantry Lieutenant in 1986. He was promoted to LTG in November 2022. He is currently posted as Advisor to the Spanish Chief of the Army.
In his military career, he has served in three main Units:
• 11 years in the Spanish Airborne Brigade as Platoon, Company and Battalion Commander.
• 6 years in the current Castillejos Division HQ, as Major in G2, as Lieutenant Colonel he was appointed Branch Chief and as Colonel Chief of Staff.
• 11 years in the Spanish LCC HQ and NRDC-ESP HQ, both of them located in the Valencia region. He has served in these Units as Major in G7, Colonel Assistant to DCOS OPS, Brigadier General DCOS PLANS and Major General Chief of Staff from December 2019 to 2022.
Apart from these posts, General Agüero has also been posted in the Infantry Academy (Toledo) in the Officers’ Training Department and in the Army Personnel Directorate (Madrid), as Chief of the Officer Orientation Department.
He has been deployed on international military missions in Bosnia Herzegovina (both in UNPROFOR and in IFOR) and Afghanistan (in the ISAF HQ and as Chief of a Mentoring Team of an Afghan Corps).
Among General Agüero’s courses, the most relevant are those of Special Operations, Free Fall Parachuting, General Staff and the Advanced Command and Staff Course in the UK. He also holds a Master’s degree in Defence Studies from King’s College.
He is single and speaks English and French fluently.