Minister of Defense
Defense Minister Julio Martinez was previously a legislator for the Province of La Rioja, elected in 2003, 2009 and in 2013 as a member the Radical Civic Union Party (UCR).
As Congressman, he chaired the National Defense Committee. Previously, he taught for several years at the National University of La Rioja, before being elected provincial deputy in 1999.
Martinez has a Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the National University of Cordoba.