Presidential General Staff
Day was established on February 18, 2013 to strengthen the bonds of cohesion
and identity of the personnel and make their actions known among the people of
It originated on February 18, 1913, when the
General Staff showed their loyalty to Francisco I. Madero by opposing the coup organized by
Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes risked
their lives to defend President Madero from Victoriano Huerta’s attempted coup.
During the defense, Captain
Gustavo Garmendia declared, “No-one is to touch the president.”
President Enrique Peña
Nieto acknowledged their everyday
dedication, loyalty and daily efforts to fulfill the lofty mission with which
Mexico has entrusted them.
"They are men and women who daily fulfill
their lofty mission, under the unshakable principles of loyalty and patriotism.”
Presidential General Staff Mission
of the Presidential General Staff is to
ensure the safety of the Mexican president and his family. It also protects former presidents and other
personalities assigned to it by the president.
responsible for the security of the official events in which the president participates.
intelligence and counterintelligence activities as required.
the maintenance, preservation and restoration of the presidential facilities.
responsible for managing and operating the air fleet of the president’s office
and ensuring optimum logistics for the president's activities inside and outside
The presidential general
staff comprises 2,865 elements:
26 Mexico City policemen
30 federal police officers.
1,477 troop members