Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff



Chief of Staff NRDC-ITA

Maj Gen Fabio POLLI was born in Viterbo (VT) on 30 july 1963. He attended the 165th Course at the Military Academy, in Modena. (1983-1985) and, subsequently, the Junior Army Officer School in Turin (1986-1987). He was commissioned as a Bersaglieri (mechanized infantry) Officer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Studies at the University of Turin. Furthemore, He attended the Italian Basic Staff Course at the Italian Army Staff College and the 103rd Senior Course at the NATO Defence College in Rome. During his career He served as Rifle Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander in the 10th Bersaglieri Battalion Bezzecca and Heavy Mortar Company Commander in the 6th Bersaglieri Regiment. He served also in the 11th Bersaglieri Regiment as Battalion Commander and later as Regiment Commander. In July 2013 He was promoted Brigadier General and from September 2013 to September 2015 He was assigned to Ariete Armoured Brigade as Commander. From January 2018 to May 2020 He was the Commander of the Acqui Division.

In staff appointements He served as :

  • Personnel Branch Staff Officer at the Army General Staff in Rome;
  • Training Officer at the Joint Command Southeast - Izmir (TUR);
  • Fire Coordination Staff Officer at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps ITA in Solbiate Olona;
  • Chief Plans Section, Operation Branch Chief, Training Branch Chief and DCOS Operations at the Operational Land Forces Headquarters in Verona;
  • Chief of Staff (2016) and Deputy Commander (2017) at the Friuli Division in Florence.

Overseas appointments:

  • Company Commander in UNOSOM (Somalia - 1993);
  • Military Observer in UNTSO mission (Israel and Lebanon - 1997);
  • Staff Officer in the lessons learned AFSOUTH team in KFOR mission (Kosovo - 2000);
  • Battalion Commander in Antica Babilonia 8 mission (Iraq 2005);
  • Chief Joint Operations Centre at the UNIFIL Headquarter (Lebanon - 2007/2008);
  • ITALBATT 1 Commander in UNIFIL Headquarter (Lebanon - 2009);
  • SECTOR WEST Commander again in UNIFIL in 2014;
  • Task Force Commander in the Italian mission IPPOCRATE (Libya - 2017).

Since 25 May 2020, Maj Gen POLLI has been appointed as Chief of Staff of NRDC-ITA.