Coloquio 2022 – AI RAI

Ph.D. José Sanjurjo Jul

Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain

He entered the Naval Military School where he received his degree in 1970.  After several postings in the Fleet, he was selected to study at the School of Naval Weapons Engineers of the Ministry of Defense where he obtained the degree of Naval Weapons Engineer specializing in missiles. Subsequently he follows the courses of Doctor Engineer of Naval Weapons.

Graduated from the Defense System Management College (DSMC), where he obtained the title of International Program Manager, Virginia (USA).

He holds a diploma in Senior Defense Studies and Senior Management and Resource Administration from the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional (CESEDEN). In this same center he studied the cycle for promotion to General Officer.

During his provisional activity he attended several courses in centers in the USA and Italy.

A great part of his professional activity has been carried out in international cooperation programs, among which it is worth mentioning:

  • Assigned in Washington to the NAVAL SEA SYSTEM COMMAND, of the US Department of Defense to the NATO Ati Air Warfare System (NAAWS) Program as Weapons Manager.
  • Director of the FAMS (FAMILY OF ANTI-AIRWARFARE MISSILES) Program at the International Office in Paris involving Italy, France and the United Kingdom.

Extensive experience in the management of high technology programs in the Ministry of Defense.

As an Admiral, he was Deputy Director of General Sustainment of the Navy and Director of Naval Constructions.

Retired from active service, he was director of the Cartagena Shipyard.
He is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain, where he holds the position of vice-president.

He is currently Dean of the Official College of Naval Weapons Engineers, and vice-president of the Civil Association of Defense Engineers and belongs to the executive committee of the Association of Graduates in Higher Defense Studies.

He is in possession of several decorations:

  • Gran Cruz de la Real y Militar Orden de San Hermenegildo, Gran Cruz del Merito Naval, Placa y Encomienda de la Real y Militar Orden de San Hermenegildo, four Cruces del Mérito Naval.
  • Naval Cross of the U.S. Navy.
  • He is a Knight of the Norwegian Order of Merit.
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