The Secretary of State for Security presides over the inauguration of the new head of the Civil Guard Zone in Castilla y León

Brigadier General Luis Antonio del Castillo assumes the leadership of the XII Civil Guard Zone in an act that was also attended by the Government delegate in Castilla y León, José Javier Izquierdo, and the General Director of the Civil Guard, María Gamez








The Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Pérez, chaired this Wednesday the ceremony held on the occasion of the inauguration of Brigadier General Luis Antonio del Castillo Ruano as the new head of the XII Civil Guard Zone in Castilla y León.

The ceremony was also attended, among other authorities, by the Government delegate in Castilla y León, José Javier Izquierdo; the general director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez; and the deputy director of operations of the Civil Guard, Lieutenant General Pablo Salas.

More than 30 years of service

Brigadier General Luis Antonio del Castillo Ruano, who occupied his previous post in the Cantabria Zone, takes over from Major General Clemente García Barrios.

Born in Bilbao in 1963, General Castillo Ruano entered the General Military Academy of Zaragoza in 1984 and obtained the job of lieutenant in the Civil Guard in 1987. Among the destinations in which he has served since leaving the Academy The Rapid Action Group (GAR) in Logroño, the GRS nº 4 in Barcelona, ​​the UAR Special Training Center and the Madrid, Barcelona and Bizkaia headquarters stand out. In addition, he has been on secondment in Panama.

He has been distinguished with numerous civil and military decorations, among them the Crosses of Military Merit; the Cross, the Commandery and the Plaque of the Royal and Military Order of San Hermenegildo; several Crosses of the Order of Merit of the Civil Guard Corps, both with red and white distinctive; Police Merit Cross with white badge; and Cruz del Mérito Naval.

XII Civil Guard Zone in Castilla y León

The Civil Guard in Castilla y León is responsible for citizen security for 97.40% of the territory of the autonomous community. It has more than 5,000 troops distributed throughout the provinces of Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora, both in Citizen Security and in the specialties of Traffic Grouping, Judicial Police, Information, GRS, GEAS , Weapons Intervention, Cynological Service or Weapons Intervention, among others.

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