To assist the Navy in the protection of the nation's maritime sovereignty; to conduct counter-narcotics, search and rescue, and fishery enforcement operations; and to enforce environmental protection standards.
The Commander, Naval Forces is Captain Juan Santiago ESTRADA Garcia (0-6 equivalent) since February 2000. He has:
Organization and Capabilities
The Nicaraguan Naval Infantry has 45 personnel divided between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
Weapons and Equipment
The Nicaraguan Naval Infantry is a light infantry force.