11 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-524

New commander for Regional Command-West's Battle Group

KABUL, Afghanistan - ISAF Regional Command-West’s Battle Group received a new commander October 11 during a ceremony in Herat.

Italian Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Paglialunga handed over command to Italian Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Paolo Radizza.

Brigadier General Paolo Serra, commander of RC-West, led the ceremony that signed the transfer of authority, after six months, between 1st Airmobile Battalion and “Julia” Alpini Brigade.

The Battle Group was established in October 2007, and it is now composed of one Spanish and three Italian companies.

The Battle Group’s aim is to provide security and stability in order to allow reconstruction and development to take place in the region.

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