UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey of Uruguay as the military adviser for peacekeeping operations.
Lieutenant General Loitey succeeds Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed of Pakistan, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here, adding that the secretary-general is very grateful for Ahmed's tireless efforts, hard work and dedication to strengthen the effectiveness and performance of UN military components operating in increasingly challenging and complex peacekeeping environments.
Loitey brings with him more than 40 years of military experience.
In his long and distinguished career, Loitey has held a number of senior appointments, including as defence attache at the Uruguayan Embassy in Washington, D.C., director general of the Uruguayan Army Branches and Services Military Institute, as well as director general of the National Support System for Peacekeeping Operations in Uruguay.
He has also served for more than five years in several peacekeeping operations, most recently in the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad.
A graduate of the Army Command and War College, Loitey was born in 1957. He is married and has two children.