On 22 November 2016 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey of Uruguay as the Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations.
Lieutenant General Loitey succeeds Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed of Pakistan. The Secretary-General is very grateful for Lieutenant General Ahmed’s tireless efforts, hard work and dedication to strengthen the effectiveness and performance of United Nations military components operating in increasingly challenging and complex peacekeeping environments.
Lieutenant General Loitey brings with him over 40 years of military experience. In his long and distinguished career, he has held a number of senior appointments, including as Defence Attaché at the Uruguayan Embassy in Washington, D.C., Director-General of the Uruguayan Army Branches and Services Military Institute, as well as Director-General of the National Support System for Peacekeeping Operations in Uruguay. He has also served for more than five years in several peacekeeping operations, most recently in the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT).
A graduate of the Army Command and War College, Lieutenant General Loitey was born in 1957. He is married and has two children.