Lieutenant Commander Oscar Latorre
Lieutenant Commander Oscar Luis LATORRE was born in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
In 1995, he joined the Naval Academy, receiving his commission as Midshipman to the Command Corp Officer on November 1999.
In 2000, he was assigned to Corvette A.R.A. “PARKER”, as Administration Officer. There he begun his instruction as Surface Officer, home place at Puerto Belgrano Naval Base.
On February of the same year was invited by the Brazilian Navy to sail on the tall ship VELEIRO ESCOLA CISNE BRANCO. Then, in 2001, he was assigned to Transport A.R.A “CABO DE HORNOS”, home place at Buenos Aires.
In 2002, he was promoted to Ensign and selected to attend the Communications Specialty Course at the Officers Naval School. From 2003 and until 2004 was commissioned to Air Naval Station Punta Indio fulfilling functions as Communications Officer. At the end of 2004 was commissioned to the Icebreaker A.R.A. “ALMIRANTE IRIZAR”.
In 2005 he was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and commissioned again to Corvette A.R.A. “PARKER”, as a Communications and Operations Officer.
From 2006 to 2007, he was commissioned to Destroyer A.R.A. “LA ARGENTINA”, as a Communications and Operations Officer. He fulfilled tasks as Combat Systems Officer on board.
In 2008 he was promoted to Lieutenant, and commissioned to the Officer’s Course at the Air Force Electronic Warfare.
In 2009 he was assigned to Auxiliary Ship A.R.A. “CIUDAD DE ZARATE”, as Executive Officer.
From 2010 to 2011, he was commissioned to NAVY HEADQUARTERS.
In 2012 he was designated to attend to the Surface Officers Course earning a Bachelor Degree on Naval Systems.
At the end of 2012 he was Operations Officer and Department Head on Corvette A.R.A. “PARKER”. By February 2013 he was designated to fulfill functions at the United Nations Mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) as Information’s Officer of the Argentine Quota for a period of 6 months. On September 2013 he was designated again as Operations Officer and Department Head on Corvette A.R.A. “PARKER”.
On 31th December 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
Also he participated on the following Multinational and Bilateral Exercises: UNITAS – ACRUX - FRATERNO – VIEKAREN – INTEGRACION and he was designated as ship raider in USS MITSCHER (US NAVY), ROU MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY NAVY), SAS ISANDHLWANA (SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY) AND FF ALMIRANTE LYNCH (CHILEAN NAVY).
During his career, he received the following award: ONU – UNFICYP.