Mexican Air Force's Chief removed is official.
The Commander and the Head of the General Staff of the Mexican
Air Force have been lowered in hierarchy control.
Capt. Alejandro Franz
General Ernesto Arcos Oropeza was removed as Mexican Air Force's
Chief to Mexico's Northwest Region. Now is the Base Commander at
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
The UFO factor:
Criteria differences with the SEDENA's Secretary General Gerardo
Clemente Vega Garcia as an example the filtration of a video of
supposedly UFO's influenced for the post command changes.
General Ernesto Arcos Oropeza was relieved as Mexican Air
Force's Chief. He was reassigned to a lower hierarchy control,
General Rafael Enrique Ramos Padilla was reassigned to lower
hierarchy control, not rank. Now is commander in Zapopan Jalisco
number 5 aerial base and school.
Mexican Air Force cuts wings to Chiefs.
By Luis Alegre Mural
(03 June 2004). - MURAL/Mexico MEXICO. -
In a lapse of a month and a half, the Commander and the
Head of the General Staff of the Mexican Air Force (FAM)
-the two positions of greater relevance in the institution-
were changed of their positions and reassigned to lower
hierarchy controls, a less usual fact in the Armed Forces
of the Country.
>From having in his hands the maximum responsibilities of
the MAF, Major Generals Ernesto Arcos Oropeza and Rafael
Enrique Ramos Padilla they take care now only of specific
territorial commands, according to information contained
in the web page of SEDENA (Secretariat of National Defense)
Their changes of position do not seem to obey to a same
cause - 45 days between one and another one nor to a
policy of rotation, because it is not common that a
military man of high rank lowers his level of control.
According to military commands consulted unofficially,
the criteria differences between General Arcos Oropeza
and the Secretary of the National defense, General Clemente
Ricardo Gerardo Vega Garcia, would have taken to the removal
of first one. Between those differences would be included
for example the filtration to the media of the video of
supposed UFO's in Campeche filmed by an electronic
patrol airplane of the MAF.