Wednesday, 09 May 2012 17:34
During the visit, headed by ESGA Director, Mario Osvaldo Colaizzo, members of the School had the opportunity to visit INVAP facilities and to learn about the different projects the company is currently engaged in.
The Air War College (Escuela Superior de Guerra Aérea - ESGA) was created as a Higher Education Institution of the Argentine Air Force near the end of II World War, as a consequence of the boom of military aviation during that conflict. That circumstance and the leading role of aircraft contributed to the creation of an autonomous force. This third flexible and versatile force, capable of crossing borders up to that moment zealously guarded by land and naval forces, promoted the prompt organization of this kind of war academies worldwide.
In Argentina, thanks to the effort of officers such as Commodore César Raúl OJEDA, Deputy Commodore Juan RAWSON BUSTAMANTE and Major Jorge Angel PELUFFO, all of them graduates from the Command and General Staff War College of the Argentine Armed Forces, the Institute was created on June 23rd, 1944 by Decree 16501, with the purpose of specializing aviation officials in the art and science of leading the air power.