Pinochet rose quickly in rank, even though the fact that Chile was not at war. In fact, Pinochet never saw any action in combat during his entire military career but he was looked up upon with his hard work and effort to everything he did.
Augusto Pinochet was a career army officer and military dictator of Chile from 1973 to 1990. His years in power were marked by inflation, poverty and the ruthless repression of opposition leaders. Years after stepping down, he was charged with several war crimes relating to his time as President, but he later died in 2006 before he could be convicted of anything.