Henrique Eduardo Passaláqua de Gouveia y Melo was born on November 21 in Quelimane, Mozambique. At the age of 19 he entered the Naval School and, since then, military life has been his way.
Throughout his career, he specialized in various areas, namely Communications and Electronic Warfare, completed the general course of Naval Warfare and promotion to General Officer at the Institute of Military Higher Studies.
He was also head of the information and public relations service for the Admiral of the Navy’s chief of staff, director of the Shipwreck Aid Institute and chief of staff of the second Admiral Chief of the Navy and second commander of the Navy. marina. January 2020, January 2020 became deputy planning and coordination of the Armed Forces General Staff.
In February of this year, he was called to direct the labor force responsible for the Covid-19 vaccination plan in Portugal and it is to him that many attribute the success of the whole process, as our country has the highest population coverage rate with a complete vaccination. The Vice Admiral completed his work on the 28th, with 85% of the vaccination plan completed.
This Sunday evening, October 3, the work done has been distinguished with the Award for Merit and Excellence at the XXV Golden Globe Gala and Henrique Gouveia e Melo has been much applauded by all present at the Coliseum of Recreations.