National Guard (Nicaragua)

  • nicaraguan national guard
    guardia nacional de nicaragua
    coat of arms of nicaragua.svg
    nicaraguan national guard emblem 1925–1979
    mottohonor, patria, disciplina ("honour", "fatherland", "discipline")
    founded1925
    disbanded1979
    service branchesnicaraguan national guard ground forces
    air force of the nicaraguan national guard
    nicaraguan national guard navy
    headquarters tiscapa hill, managua (nicaragua)
    leadership
    commander-in-chiefanastasio somoza debayle
    chief of defensegeneral federico mejía gonzález (july 1979)
    manpower
    active personnel25,000 (january 1978)
    industry
    foreign suppliers united states
     israel
     morocco
     south africa
     south korea
     philippines
     spain
     portugal
     italy
     sweden
     germany
     el salvador
     chile
     argentina
     paraguay
    related articles
    historynicaraguan revolution
    national guard (nicaragua)
    ranksnicaragua military ranks

    the national guard (spanish: guardia nacional, otherwise known as la guardia) was a militia and a gendarmerie created during the occupation of nicaragua by the united states from 1909 to 1933. it became notorious for human rights abuses and corruption under the regime of the somoza family.

  • creation
  • somoza regime
  • collapse
  • list of chief directors
  • appearance and insignia
  • weapons and equipment
  • order of battle as by 1978–79
  • training institutions
  • in popular culture
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Nicaraguan National Guard
Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua
Coat of arms of Nicaragua.svg
Nicaraguan National Guard emblem 1925–1979
MottoHonor, Patria, Disciplina ("Honour", "Fatherland", "Discipline")
Founded1925
Disbanded1979
Service branchesNicaraguan National Guard Ground Forces
Air Force of the Nicaraguan National Guard
Nicaraguan National Guard Navy
Headquarters Tiscapa Hill, Managua (Nicaragua)
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Chief of DefenseGeneral Federico Mejía González (July 1979)
Manpower
Active personnel25,000 (January 1978)
Industry
Foreign suppliers United States
 Israel
 Morocco
 South Africa
 South Korea
 Philippines
 Spain
 Portugal
 Italy
 Sweden
 Germany
 El Salvador
 Chile
 Argentina
 Paraguay
Related articles
HistoryNicaraguan Revolution
National Guard (Nicaragua)
RanksNicaragua military ranks

The National Guard (Spanish: Guardia Nacional, otherwise known as la Guardia) was a militia and a gendarmerie created during the occupation of Nicaragua by the United States from 1909 to 1933. It became notorious for human rights abuses and corruption under the regime of the Somoza family.