Chief of Staff NRDC-ITA

Chief of Staff NRDC-ITA


   
MAJOR GENERAL Maurizio RICCÒ
 
Major General Maurizio RICCÒ graduated from the Military Academy and the Service Branch School where he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of airborne artillery.
Among his command appointments, he was Company Commander of the 185th airborne artillery Battalion, Company Commander of the Horse artillery Regiment, Commanding Officer of the 1st/132nd armoured artillery Battalion, Commanding Officer of the 132nd armoured artillery Regiment and Commander of the "Granatieri di Sardegna" Mechanized Brigade. During the last appointment he also served as Commander of the Homeland Security National Operation in the central regions of Italy.
His military schooling also includes the Italian Army Staff College, the Senior Course at the NATO Defence College in Rome and the “Centre des Hautes Études de Dèfence Nationale” in Paris.
He has got considerable international experience which comprises periods spent as the Italian LNO at UNOSOM II HQs in Mogadishu (Somalia), Military Observer at UNIKOM in Iraq and Kuwait, Operations/Intelligence Staff Officer at the Italian Military Representative to NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Military Assistant to ACOS Support at SFOR HQs in Sarajevo (Bi-H), Commander of the Italian Battle Group in ISAF IV in Kabul (Afghanistan), SO1 FCOORD OPS (during the same tenure he was SO1 COORD to COS while NRDC-ITA was leading ISAF VIII), then ACOS G5 Plans and Policy and later on DCOS OPS at HQs NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy (HQ NRDC-ITA), Chief J5 and later on the Commander of the Joint Task Force Sector West based on the “Granatieri di Sardegna” Brigade to the United Nations Interim Mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Chief of Staff to the European Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) HQs in Rome.
Major General RICCÒ has also covered some assignments within the Italian Army General Staff and Italian Army Training and Doctrine Directorate in Rome.
Since 21st February 2017 he is the Chief Of Staff at the HQs NRDC-ITA.