On April 13, the Bolivarian National Militia Day, People in Arms and of the Revolution is celebrated as a signed decree. Eleven years after its creation, the Bolivarian Militia reaches the goal of 4 million 156 thousand 567 combatants for the preservation of peace and territorial integrity.
“4 million 156 thousand 567 militiamen registered, incorporated, trained and ready for the defense of the Homeland. A truly exemplary achievement ”, underlined the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro. From the Cuartel de la Montaña 4F, located in 23 de Enero area, Caracas, he highlighted the leading role of the combatant body in the tasks of organization, mobilization and protection of the Venezuelan people. He explained that there are 1,155 Popular Groups of Integral Defense (APDI), 14,383 Popular Bases of Integral Defense (BPDI) and 50,459 Popular Units of Integral Defense (UPDI), nuclei in charge of carrying out complementary security tasks in the communities. The uniformed men receive instruction under the Tactical Method of Revolutionary Resistance, a military technical training protocol for the armed defense of the nation.