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Published:
13-Mar-2007

Commander MNTF West

Brigadier General
Vincenzo Santo

Italian Army

 


Date of birth: 13 July 1957
Married, two sons and one daughter

1975 - 1979

He frequents the 157° course in the Military Academy School in Modena and the Application School in Turin . Promoted Infantry Lieutenant in the bersaglieri speciality.

1979 - 1983

Rifles platoon and company Commander in the 3° "Cernaia" Battalion.

1983 - 1984

Rifles platoon Commander in the " Lebanon 2" operation.

1984 -1989

Promoted Captain. Rifles company's Commander, Command and Services Company’s Commander, Head Logistic Section and Head Operations Section, in the 3° "Cernaia" Battalion.

1989 -1990

He attends the 114° staff officers course, Italian Staff Army College in Civitavecchia .

1990 - 1992

Officer Employed to the Operations in the 2° infantry " Pordenone " Battalion and in the "Aries " Brigade Command.

1992 - 1993

Promoted Major. Advanced staff officers course, Italian Staff Army College in Civitavecchia .

1993 - 1994

Officer Employed to the 3° Section /COSME in the Operation Office of the SME.

1994 - 1995

Promoted Lieutenant Colonel. Commander of the 3° "Cernaia" battalion

1995 - 1998

Chief of Staff "Garibaldi" Brigade. Chief of Staff MN Brigade South in IFOR (1995 -1996) and in SFOR (1997).

1998 - 2001

Italian Delegation’s Head Section of Staff in the Allied Supreme Command in Europe "SHAPE" Belgium .

2001 - 2003

Promoted Colonel. Regiment cadets Commander in the Military Academy School in Modena .

2003 - 2005

He frequents the 55° Session of the IASD in Rome and the National Defence University (NDU) in Washington .

2003 - 2005

Chief of Staff, Mountain Troops Headquarters, Bolzano (Bozen).

2005

Promoted to Brigadier General
"Aosta" Mechanized Brigade Commander in Messina

Since 16th May 2006

Commander, Multinational task Force West and Italian contingent Commander.