Educated Escola Militar, Escola de Estado-Maior, also courses in infantry, cavalry, engineering.
Officer, civil and military engineer. Career: Became a 2d lieutenant in 1911. 1st lieutenant, 1916.
Captain, 1921; major, 1926. Lieutenant colonel, 1931. Colonel, 1935; brigadier general, 1939.
General of division, 1945. Chief of Brazilian military mission to Washington, District of Columbia. Military attaché, Brazilian embassy, Washington.
Officer, Légion d’Honneur (France). Commander, Mérito Militar (Brazil), Legion of Merit (United States).