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|Prime Minister of Peru|
6 August 2020 – 9 November 2020
|Deputy||Desilú León Chempén|
|Preceded by||Pedro Cateriano|
|Succeeded by||Antero Flores Aráoz|
|Minister of Defense|
3 October 2019 – 6 August 2020
|Prime Minister||Vicente Zeballos
|Preceded by||Jorge Moscoso|
|Succeeded by||Jorge Luis Chávez|
2 November 1957 |
|Alma mater||Chorrillos Military School (BMS), (MMS)|
|Years of service||1977–2019|
|Battles/wars||Internal conflict in Peru|
Walter Roger Martos Ruiz (born 2 November 1957) is a Peruvian retired military general and politician who briefly served as Prime Minister of Peru from August to November 2020, under President Martín Vizcarra's administration. He previously served as Minister of Defense from October 2019 to August 2020.
A former major-general of the Peruvian Army, Martos served in a variety of leading military positions throughout his career.
Martos was born in the northern city of Cajamarca. Following the conclusion of his high school education at the Cristo Rey Maristas School, Martos enrolled in the Chorrillos Military School, where he would graduate in 1978 with a specialization in Engineering. He attained a master's degree at the Army's Superior War College and at the Army's Scientific and Technological Institute.
He was successively Secretary General of the Army General Command; General Commander of Education and Doctrine Command of the Peruvian Army; Commander General of the Northern Military Region (2011); Chief of General Staff of the Army; and Chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (2013).
He has also been director of the Army Language Center; Academic deputy director and director of the Military School of Chorrillos; director of the School of Engineering and the Superior School of War.
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