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Walter Martos
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Prime Minister of Peru
In office
6 August 2020 – 9 November 2020
President Martín Vizcarra
Deputy Desilú León Chempén
Preceded by Pedro Cateriano
Succeeded by Antero Flores Aráoz
Minister of Defense
In office
3 October 2019 – 6 August 2020
President Martín Vizcarra
Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos
Pedro Cateriano
Preceded by Jorge Moscoso
Succeeded by Jorge Luis Chávez
Personal details
Born (1957-11-02) 2 November 1957 (age 65)
Cajamarca, Peru
Nationality  Peruvian
Political party Independent
Alma mater Chorrillos Military School (BMS), (MMS)
Profession Army general
Military service
Allegiance  Peru
Branch/service  Peru Army
Years of service 1977–2019
Rank Major-general
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.

Army 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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