Col. Hanny Caspi awarded the Medalha do
Pacificador (Medal of the Peace-Maker) by
the Brazilian Ambassador in Israel
October 27, 2011
Brazil’s Ambassador to Israel, Ms. Maria Elisa Berenguer (left), awarded the
medal to the Head of the International Military Cooperation Department of
the Planning Directorate, Col. Hanny Caspi (right), for her peace-making
The medal was given to Col. Caspi to honor her contribution in promoting the
security cooperation between the IDF and the Brazilian Army. The Brazilian
Ambassador also mentioned that she is excited that the head of the
department is a woman.
Col. Caspi is only the fourth Israeli officer to receive the medal, which is
signed by the General of the Brazilian Ground Forces, and is considered as a
gesture of respect and appreciation.
||Medal of the Peace-Maker (Medalha
Bronze medal in the form of a crowned escutcheon, the rear of the
crown with a bar for ribbon suspension; the face with the arms of
the Duke of Caxias; the reverse inscribed ‘DUQUE DE CAXIAS - MEDALHA
DO PACIFICADOR’. The medal was instituted by Decree 34918 on 9
January 1954 and is intended to reward those who, by their attitude,
dedication and professional ability, raise the prestige and
reputation of the Brazilian Armed Forces with the armed forces of
other nations, to those who contribute to the consolidation and
amicable relations between the Armed Forces and the nation and to
those civilians who render particular service to the Armed Forces.
Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (1803-1880) was the most
prominent and influential Brazilian military leader. He led
Brazilian forces to victory against Argentinian expansion in 1852
and was again victorious commanding the forces of the Triple
Alliance in the war against Paraguay in the 1860s.