President Enrique Peña
Nieto led the Mexican Army Day Ceremony, during which he inaugurated the
4th Military Police Brigade.
“Our soldiers have proved to be a force for peace,
justice and legality. They are a solid institutional foundation for national
development. Their permanent lesson of pride, courage and dignity encourages us
to continue building a country of laws and institutions, rights and freedoms.”
In order to support the
Mexican Army, the government has been working to expand and strengthen its
capacities. During this administration, seven
Ministry of National Defense barracks have been built in various regions;
and four more are under construction.
This extends the presence
and strengthens the operational and logistical capacity of the Mexican Army, especially
in the areas where it is most needed.
The new Fourth Military
Police Brigade, serving the Northeast of the country, is the result of the
joint commitment of society and government, for the benefit of security and the
rule of law. The authorities of various states, the government and
the private sector, provided resources and joined forces to build it.
It is a modern complex with
the infrastructure, technology, equipment and weapons required by the Army to
perform the missions with which it has been entrusted in this part of the
“Our aim is clear: to cut off the
criminal groups that still threaten peace of mind and assets of the families living
in this dynamic region of the country.”
During the current administration, efforts have
been made to improve the quality of life for members of the army and their
- 24 housing units have been build for the benefit of
over 1,500 families and nearly 7,500 housing loans have been granted.
- This school year, over 30,000 scholarships were
awarded to the children of military personnel to enable them to continue and complete