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AMAZON NAVAL INFANTRY BATTALION Nº1

AMAZON NAVAL INFANTRY BATTALION Nº1

Command of the Amazon Naval Infantry Battalion Nº1 "Second Lieutenant Raúl RIBOTY Villalpando"

The Peruvian Navy has always been the protagonist of the  Amazon region development, showing its Naval Infantry impressive presence, which is firmly established since 1967, been part of the operational elements that carried out actions wars in the armed conflicts between 1981 and 1995, as well as the internal struggle for national pacification.



In 1976, the Naval Infantry Basic Academy was created, the same one that had been functioning normally until  1981, when it was suspended, the personnel formed the Naval Infantry Company - Iquitos.



With Ministerial Resolution No. 0868 - 82, MA / CG, dated July 2, 1982, the Naval Infantry Detachment - Iquitos was officially created.



Due to the need to create a fully active Combat Unit in this region, in 1998, the Amazon Naval Infantry Battalion N°1 was created by Supreme Decree Nº 032 of the Peruvian Navy on July 13. as Unit of the Naval Infantry Force.



Subsequently, by Supreme Decree No. 023 dated October 4, 2000, it is given the name of Lieutenant JG Raúl Riboty Villalpando, in honor of the young naval hero who died on August 13, 1991 in action of arms during a terrorist ambush in the Hidayacu Bridge located in Previsto hamlet, in Padre Abad province, department of Ucayali.



On May 2, 2001 by Resolution of the General Command of the Navy No. 0398-2001 CG / MG, the Organization Book of the Amazon Naval Infantry Battalion (TYPE), LOBIS - 14093, was approved.



On December 28, 2001 by the Peruvian Navy Supreme Decree No. 057, the name was extended to Amazon Naval Infantry Battalion No. 1 "Lieutenant JG Raúl Riboty Villalpando".

Integrated by discipline men that makes them capable of operating in all types of terrain, in addition to exercising their dissuasive presence in the rivers Putumayo and Amazonas, through the naval border detachments located in Gueppi, Estrecho, Álamo Chimbote, from where they meet with the assigned mission in order to strengthen control of fluvial traffic as well as to prevent and combat the actions of armed elements of narco-terrorism on our border with Colombia.