Local August 17, 2011 | 7:30 am

Dominican Republic leader has more generals

Santo Domingo.- President Leonel Fernandez Tuesday night promoted 10 Army and Air Force colonels to the rank of brigadier general, and a Navy captain to rear admiral, as part of the changes in the military branches.

The promotions come despite rebuke by wide sectors of society to the excessive number of generals and admirals, which in proportion to the population, surpass all countries.

Via decree the chief executive also designated Pedro Antonio Cáceres as Army Chief of Staff, replacing Carlos Alberto Rivera, and Gilberto Delgado Valdez, chief of the Air Force, replacing Israel Aníbal Diaz.