Sir Jose “Pepe” Diaz became Knight Commander of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus
Sir Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Knight of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), serves as Chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, and as Commissioner for District 12, which includes the cities of Doral, Hialeah, Gardens Medley, Sweetwater and a large portion of unincorporated Miami-Dade County. The most populous county in Florida, Miami-Dade County is home to 34 incorporated municipalities, cities, towns and villages, as well as to unincorporated communities and neighbourhoods.

On the 28th February 2022, Sir Jose Pepe Diaz - Knight of Malta received at his office in Miami a delegation of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus – Knights of Sword and Silence, led by H.G. Sir George Popper, Executive Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus. On this special occasion, Sir Jose was decorated with the insignia of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus, which is the military branch of the KMFAP, in recognition of his exceptional activity in favour of security in various aspects of the residents of his county. Receiving the blue cape, the neck cross of Cyprus, Sir Jose Pepe Diaz became a Knight Commander of Sword and Silence.

Since its foundation in the 12th century, the Sovereign Order of Cyprus has always been a small, elite group of reliable and loyal knights who provided protection and security to the Kings of Cyprus.

Dear Sir Jose,
congratulations on this award, and be welcome among your Brethren!

1st March 2022

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