Lieutenant Commander (O4) Felipe Folgoso Sasaki was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He entered the Brazilian Naval High School in January 1994 and the Academy in January of 1997, graduating on December of 2000.
During 2001, as a Midshipman, he sailed aboard the Brazilian Navy’s Training Ship “Brasil”, visiting ports in Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, the United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil.
The year 2002 he sailed aboard the Mexican Navy’s Training Ship “Cuauhtémoc”, in a Personnel Exchange Program, visiting ports in Mexico, Panamá, the United States, Spain, Italy, Egypt, India, Singapore, Thailand, China and Japan. On his return to Brazil, he was appointed to serve on board a Frigate, where he stayed until 2004.
From May 2004 to June 2005, he was stationed in a Brazilian Navy’s Instruction Center qualifying as Surface Warfare Officer, specialized in Electronics. Then he was assigned as Executive Officer of a Patrol Boat, for two years.
During 2008 and 2009, he was again on board the Brazilian Navy’s Training Ship “Brasil”, this time as an Instructor, visiting ports in Portugal, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, India, Singapore, China, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Turkey and Morocco.
From February of 2010 through February of 2011, he was the Commanding Officer of a Training Patrol Craft (YP).
Between March and August of 2011, he served on the Brazilian Navy’s Training Center, as an Instructor.
On October 2011 he assumed as Assistant Secretary for Information and Instruction of the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network, in Mayport, Florida.
His personal awards include 7 Brazilian and 5 foreign Navy medals.