Portrait of His Excellency Lieutenant General Juan Zubía y Bassecourt, Director General of the Civil Guard from December 6, 1918 to March 27, 1925. He was named Honorary Colonel of the corps in 1922. During his directorship, he greatly increased the number of personnel, as well as units and commands, including the Madrid Mobile Unit (Tercio Móvil). He phased out the gray-green uniform and promoted the traditional blue color, creating a clothing fund in 1920. The short-range and long-range weaponry was also modernized, and he introduced two consecutive pay raises during his time at the helm.


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