Decree No. 7276, 25 August 2010

Original Language Title: Decreto nº 7.276, de 25 de Agosto de 2010

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DECREE NO7,276, DE August 25, 2010

Approves the Defense Military Structure and gives other arrangements.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, in the use of the assignments that confers you the art. 84, incisos IV and VI, paragraph "a", of the Constitution, and in view of the provisions of the Supplementary Law No. 97 of June 9, 1999,

D E C R E T A:

Art. 1º It is approved of the Defence Military Structure, with views on the preparation and employment of the Military Power in accordance with legal precepts.

Art. 2º The Military Defence Framework has the following composition:

I-President of the Republic ;

II-Minister of State for Defence ;

III-Military Defense Council ;

IV-Comandantes of the Armed Forces ;

V-Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces ; and

VI-Comanders of Operational Commands.

§ 1º The Military Defense Council will have its disciplined functioning in act of its President.

§ 2º Operational Commands can be sets, when there is the participation of means thoughtful of more than one Force, or singular, as per the needs of preparation or employment and at the discretion of the authority responsible for activating them.

Art. 3º The authorities and the components components of the Defense Military Structure competes, in addition to those responsibilities provided for in specific legislation:

I-to the President of the Republic:

a) decide on the employment of the Armed Forces ;

b) to determine the activation of Operational Commands to the Minister of State for Defence in the face of situation of crisis or armed conflict or participation in peace operations ;

c) assign the Comes of the Operational Commands ;

d) issue guidelines that steer the actions of Operational Commands in case of employment ; and

and) approve the strategic employment planning ;

II-to the Minister of State for Defence:

a) advising the President of the Republic in the exercise of the assignments provided for in the inciso I of the art. 3º;

b) issue guidelines for the employment of the Armed Forces, conduct of joint exercises and peace operations ;

c) enable Operational Commands in compliance with the determination of the President of the Republic ;

d) assign and activate Operational Commands for employment planning provided in the hypotheses of employment and for exercises in joint operations ;

e) approve the strategic schedules carried out by the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Chiefs of Staff to meet the employment hypotheses ; and

f) award the means to Operational Commands, as per the needs presented by the Operational Commanders and the availabilities of the Armed Forces ;

III-to the Military Defense Council:

a) advising the President of the Republic in regard to the employment of military means ; and

b) advising the Minister of State for Defence in the skills provided for in the inciso II of the art. 3º;

IV-to the Comiors of the Armed Forces:

a) to provide the means awarded by the Minister of State for Defence to Operational Commands ;

b) to provide the necessary logistical support ; and

c) issue guidelines, aiming at operational planning for employment, when activation of a Singular command to them subordinate ;

V-to the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

a) advising the Minister of State for Defence in the skills provided for in the inciso II of the art. 3o;

b) propose the strategic planning to meet job hypotheses and employment cases real of the military power ;

c) follow up on the schedule and actions carried out by the Operational Commands ; and

d) propose, coordinate and evaluate the realization of joint employment exercises ;

VI-to the Comiors of Operational Commands:

a) to present to the Minister of State for Defence the operational schedules and the proposal for adjudication of means to integrate Operational Commands ;

b) plan, control, coordinate and execute the employment of the forces under your command, according to the strategic planning, in line with the guidelines emanating from the President of the Republic and the Minister of State for Defence ; and

c) plan, control, coordinate, and execute exercises, in line with the guidelines emanating from the Minister of State for Defence.

Art. 4º Each Operational Command activated will be assigned an area of responsibility, corresponding to a geographical space, in which the Commander will have authority for the military operations.

§ 1º The circumstances and limitations, under which Operational Commands will be employed, should found from the guideline issued by the President of the Republic.

§ 2º In the cases of employment of forces under the aegis of international bodies, the area definitions of responsibility and of acting limits will be borne by the respective authorities, ressaved the vedings provided for in Brazilian legislation.

Art. 5º The Ministry of Defence will define nuclei of Joint Member States, coordinated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces.

Single Paragraph. The cores of which treats the caput will be activated, from the time of peace, to the elaboration and updating of the planning and operational adestration that meet the established in the strategic plans.

Art. 6º The organization and operation of the Military Defence Structure will be disciplined by the Minister of State for Defence.

Art. 7º This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Brasilia, August 25, 2010 ; 189º of the Independence and 122º of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA

Julio Soares of Moura Neto