Over 23,000 Mexican Army soldiers, Navy and Air Force personnel participated in a massive parade in Mexico City, Friday, celebrating the 206 anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain.
The Mexican Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas de México) are composed of two independent entities: the Mexican Army and the Mexican Navy. The Mexican Army includes the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The Presidential Guard, Military Police, and Special Forces are part of the Army, but have their own chains of command. The Mexican Navy, includes the Naval Infantry Force and the Naval Aviation (FAN).
The Army and Navy are controlled by two separate government departments, the National Defense Secretariat and the Naval Secretariat, and maintain two independent chains of command, with no joint command except the President of Mexico.
COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency