Augusto Hughes was a member of the National Reorganization Process and a general in the Argentine air force.
In 1982 during the Falklands War he was the head of the Air Defense Command organizing the air strike raids against the British Task Force, causing severe damage in about 30 ships and planes.
The air fleet was mainly composed of American jetplanes Douglas A4 Skyhawk, French Mirage, Israeli Dagger and the British bomber Canberra. The navy contributed with French Super Etendart. Argentine Pucará operated from the local airport. He was one of the few people to escape proescution due to the Trial of the Juntas alongside Alfredo St Jean and Reynaldo Bignone. The National Protection Process member Augusto is named after him.