Secretariat of the Navy


The Mexican Secretary of the Navy (Spanish: Secretaría de Marina, SEMAR) is a member of the federal executive cabinet as well as the highest-ranking Mexican naval officer with the responsibility of commanding the Mexican Navy (including the Mexican Naval Infantry or ‘marines,’ as well as the Mexican merchant marine service [1]) and managing the Secretariat of the Navy (the naval ministry and naval civil service). The secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic.[2]

Secretary of the Navy
Secretaría de Marina
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  • Organizes, administers and prepares the Navy.
  • Exercising sovereignty in territorial seas, its air space and Mexico's coasts.


Based on article 30 of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration, among other actions the Secretariat is mandated to:

  • Organize and administer the affairs of the Mexican Navy
  • Manage the assets and reserves of the Navy in all its aspects
  • Grant licenses and withdrawals, and intervene in the pensions of Navy service personnel
  • Exercise sovereignty in territorial waters, as well as monitoring the coast of the territory, waterways, national islands and the exclusive economic zone
  • Organize, administer and operate the naval aviation service
  • Conduct naval public education
  • Organize and administer the maritime police service
  • Inspect the services of the Navy
  • Build, rebuild and conserve the port works required by the Navy
  • Establish and manage the stores and fuel stations and lubricants of the Navy
  • Execute the topohydrographic works of the coasts, islands, ports and waterways, as well as organize the maritime chart file and relative statistics
  • Intervene in the granting of permits for expeditions or scientific explorations abroad or international in national waters
  • Build, maintain and operate, shipyards, dams, boatyards and naval establishments destined to the ships of the Navy of Mexico
  • Organize and provide naval health services
  • Integrate the national oceanographic information archive

List of secretariesEdit


  1. ^ "Merchant marine gets incorporated into Mexican navy". 2 June 2021.
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  3. ^ "Este fue el gabinete de Felipe Calderón". (in Spanish). Capital México. Feb 6, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Official Website of the Navy
  • Official site of the President's Cabinet

Coordinates: 19°19′19″N 99°07′41″W / 19.322°N 99.128°W / 19.322; -99.128