Last Wednesday, in the historical location of Palazzo Cusani, Lieutenant General Perretti and Senior National Representatives met with many Consuls of the 18 nations contributing to NRDC-ITA,s multinational Staff.
On 26th November, NRDC-ITA Commander, Lieutenant General Roberto Perretti visited the NATO Security Force Assistance (SFA) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Cesano di Roma, in the vicinity of Rome.
Held at “Ugo Mara” the first meeting of Affiliated Units Conference - More than 40 Commanders meet to discuss about 2019 activities calendar.
the 4th “Mid-term planning course” for essential augmentees and sub-units officers was successfully held by NRDC-ITA HQ at the ”Ugo Mara” Barracks.
Twenty officers from the Italian Army, ranked OF2 - OF4, were trained on tactical mid-term and hasty planning in addition to refinement of an operational order and synchronization of operational activities.
the first “Academic Educational Training” course was held over the past few weeks with the attendance of approximately 50 students from 6 campuses, including:
University “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” (Milan)
University “Carlo Cattaneo” (Castellanza, VA)
International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli” (LUISS, Rome)
University “L’ Orientale” (Nap
The respective commanders of the NATO Land Command and Italy’s NRDC welcomed more than 40 Senior Leaders from across the Alliance to Ugo Mara Barracks for a two day conference (24-26 Sept), with the aim of discussing vital issues affecting the land domain and European collective defence.
Lieutenant General Thomson, III, Commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) was the sponsor, whilst Lieutenant General Roberto Perretti, Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps–Italy (NRDC-I
Air Marshall Fernando GIANCOTTI, Commander of the Italian Air Force Operational Forces Command, visited the NRDC-ITA.
The visit is part of the activities scheduled to enhance cooperation between the Italian and Allied Armed Forces, in order to facilitate the integration of the different specific operational systems and assets. This allows the NRDC-ITA to effectively operate in a Joint environment.
NRDC-ITA has just finished a unique exercise, conducted for the first time in the international environment, EAGLE OVERLAND 2018. The exercise represented the first opportunity for one of the NATO’s High Readiness Forces (NRDC-ITA is covering the role of Land Component Command of the NRF 2018) to test the capability to deploy at high readiness, in accordance with the NATO standards. EAGLE OVERLAND 2018 has been planned and conducted by NRDC-ITA, together with other operational assets of the depending
Vice Admiral Giuseppe CAVO DRAGONE, Commander of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters (JOHQ) visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy.
The Admiral received briefings on the force readiness of this Headquarters, the structure,skillsand tasks.
Major General Maurizio RICCÒ, Chief of Staff of the NRDC-ITA (NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy), delivered a presentation at the Institute of Maritime Military Studies, in Venice, on the subject of operational planning to the latest class of Officers from the Italian Navy Staff Course.
The presentation was as a result of an invitation by Rear Admiral Andrea ROMANI, Commander of the Institute of Maritime Military Studies and the Navy Military Presidium of Venice.
On Tue last 3 rd July 18, the NRDC-ITA hosted the 1st German Nederland Corps (1GNC) in a a bilateral seminar, at the Ugo Mara headquarters. The titled of the seminar was titled “NRDC-ITA Sharing NATO Response Force (NRF) experience with 1st German Nederland Corps (1GNC)”. The aim of the event was to share experiences and lessons learned about the NATO Response Force (NRF) 2018 Preparation, Evaluation and Training, by bringing together representatives of all the functional areas of NR
Over 60 experts from accross NATO gathered in the "Cusani Palace", Milan, 19-20 Jun, to participate in a NRDC-ITA organised seminar on “How to operationalize the use of Social Media”.
The Influence Division of the NRDC-ITA invited twinned Headquarters, higher and lower commands, as well as civilian participants such as members of academia and comercial public affairs experts, to Milan for a two day seminar, with aim of exchanging ideas and thinking on the operational use o
NRDC-ITA Operations’ Division Chief visited the 9th German Armoured Brigade in Letzlingen, in the vicinity of Magdeburg, during one of the major training events while achieving its NATO certification to cover the role of Very High Joint Task Force (VJTF). Brigadier General Andrea BERTOCCHI was welcomed by Brigadier General Ulrich SPANNUTH, Brigade Commander, and also had the opportunity of showing the NRDC-ITA and the Italian Army appreciation for the job conducted by its unit.
The 9th German A
The first International TARINT (Target Intelligence) Seminar was held at NRDC-ITA by the Intelligence element of the Operations Division. The aim of the seminar was to bring together the Intelligence Community of NATO Force Structure, as well as a number of Italian Army units, who all contribute to the Targeting process at a tactical level.
A new exercise to maintain and consolidate acquired operational planning capabilities
The first phase of the EAGLE GHOST 2018 exercise has just begun, aimed at maintaining skills and capabilities required by the Alliance for headquarters in charge of the NATO Response Force.
Eagle Ghost 18 is a Command Post Exercise developed on a non-article 5 scenario and is aimed at fine-tune procedures of collaborative planning among NRDC-ITA HQ, subordinate and affiliated units to produce and refine order
Sir James EVERARD KCB OBE, DSACEUR visited HQ NRDC ITA. He was welcomed by Lt Gen Roberto PERRETTI, COM NRDC ITA and Sir Edward SMYTH- OSBOURNE DCOM NRDC ITA and Commander of the UK contingent in Solbiate Olona.
During the office call with Commander NRDC ITA, General EVERARD conveyed the true interest of the Alliance in one of the top and longstanding HRF (L) Headquarters of the NATO Force Structure, as well as the true support and knowledge of the NATO Command Structure towards the spear
On 19 th May the annual International Day - a day for Charity - took place for the first time at the Milano Innovation District (MIND).
The event was both an opportunity for fun and socialising with families, but also served to raise money for worthy charities.
The day was a celebration of the 15 different nations that work together in the NRDC-ITA. It was an opportunity also to invite local institutions, associations and notable organisations, which have a relationship with the headquarters.
Alkmaar (The Netherlands) 10-13 May 2018. The Veteran’s Fencing European Team Championships have concluded.
At the Masters Championship an annual fencing veterans event took place with ten countries participating: Italy, Belgium, Belarus, France, Germany, England, Holland, Poland, Spain and Russia.
The annual "Eagle Eye" conference, organized by the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy (NRDC-ITA) concluded today.
The conference was two days of study and analysis with Academics and subject matter experts to identify possible strategies to support international stability.
The focus of discussion was on the importance of the Sahel region of North Africa, the direct influence that it holds over the countries of Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Solbiate Olona (VA), 19th April 2018 - Today, at Ugo Mara barracks, Lieutenant General Roberto PERRETTI, NRDC-ITA Commander, received the visit of Major General Antonio CONSERVA, Commander of the Italian Air Operations Command.
General Conserva has been updated about NRDC-ITA readiness status as well as its capability to operate in the full spectrum of NATO missions, as Corps HQ, Land Component Command (LCC) or Joint Task Force (JTF) HQ, the role for which the cooperation with the COA becomes crucial
A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed between the European University Institute (EUI) and the Nato Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy (NRDC-ITA). The agreement will provide the parties with the possibility to develop training and research projects on issues of common interest related to the understanding of the current international crisis scenarios, and was signed today by Prof. Renaud DEHOUSSE, President of the EUI, and by Major General Maurizio RICCÒ, Chief of Staff of the NRDC-ITA, in the pres
Candelo Massazza (BI) – The 3rd "Celere" Bersaglieri Company of the Support Regiment to the NRDC-ITA has just concluded an intense training week, aimed at maintaining combat readiness, as per the requirement of the NRF stand-by period lasting all 2018. The Bersaglieri Company is responsible for the demanding task of providing force protection to the HQ's Command Posts.
The Company conducted a variety of training including day and night off-road driving training, infantry patrollin
Following the donation of a piece of medical equipment (the IntelliVue TcG10), from NIWIC to the Tincontro non-profit association and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of “Filippo Del Ponte”, today took place the donation of a number of toys as a present for the children of the paediatric wards.
This event organized by the NIWIC, NRDC-ITA Women's International Club (NIWIC) with the support of the Morale & Welfare Activities Office.
About 1000 runners from Allied and Italian military personnel and their families of the NRDC-ITA and subordinate units participated in the 47th edition of the Stramilano, a traditional event that Milan organizes for running enthusiasts.
The race was kicked off by the cannon shot of the Horse Artillery Regiment "Voloire" and the music of the Bersaglieri Fanfare from Magenta.
Lieutenant General Salvatore Farina, Chief of Staff of the Italian Army, visited the NRDC-ITA multinational staff at “Ugo Mara” barracks in Solbiate Olona.
It was General Farina’s first visit to NRDC-ITA in his new role; during the visit he mentioned the demanding period when, as Commander of the NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum (The Netherlands), he coordinated the validation process which resulted in the NRDC-ITA taking over the role of Land Component Command (LCC) of the NATO Re
Maj. Gen. Maurizio RICCÒ, NRDC-ITA Chief of Staff, attended the distinguished visitors’ day of “Dacian Lancer 2018”, an exercise organized, planned and conducted by the Headquarters Multinational Division South East (HQ MND-SE) in the training area of Cincu (Romania). Aim of the exercise was to provide a suitable venue for the conduct of the field evaluation phase of this recently constituted HQ and demonstrate both the functionality of MND-SE consistent with its assigned mission an
Solbiate Olona (VA), 07 March 2018 – Today, a large delegation of attendees of the Command and Staff College (NDCSC) of the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) led by Brigadier General Stai ATLE, visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy.
After a welcome address by NRDC-ITA Chief of Staff, Major General Maurizio RICCÒ, a presentation was given on the three roles NRDC-ITA is called upon (Joint Task Force HQ, LCC and Army Corps) and a deep dive into the preparation process the
Rome, 28th February 2018 - The commitment of the NRDC-ITA for a deeper interaction with Non-NATO entities continues; works are in progress to set the conditions for a closer collaboration with CASD, Centro Alti Studi per la Difesa, the Centre for Italian Defence Higher Studies, the highest-ranking study institution in the field of managerial training, security and defence studies.
La Thuile, 15 feb. 2018 - Lt. Gen Roberto Perretti and Maj. Gen. Sir Edward Alexander Smyth-Osbourne visited the final session of the Mountain Warfare – Individual Basic Skill Winter Course, organized by the Italian Army Mountain Training Centre in La Thuile (Aosta). The visit was aimed at familiarizing with the Italian Army mountain warfighting capabilities.
olbiate Olona(VA), 7th February 2018 - Today, the hand-over of a piece of medical equipment (the IntelliVue TcG10), from NIWIC to the Tincontro non profit association and the the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of “Filippo Del Ponte” Hospital in Varese, took place at "Ugo Mara" barracks. This modern and effective medical instrument is a transcutaneous gas monitor by Philips healthcare. It provides measurement through the skin of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases in the capillary bloo
Solbiate Olona, 31st January 2018. Today, on the centenary of his death, the inauguration ceremony of a permanent exhibition dedicated to Second Lieutenant “Ugo MARA” took place. The exhibition has been inaugurated following the donation by Ugo MARA’s descendants of artworks inspired by the life and sacrifice of their ancestor, a recipient of the Silver Medal of Military Valour.
Following the agreements signed last year between NRDC-ITA and Carlo Cattaneo University - LIUC of Castellanza (VA), a round table was held on Saturday 20 January to mark the end of the university training course for "Trainers and managers of Human Resources for Security, Protection and Civil Defence". NRDC-ITA contributed to this by providing a Medical Officer for lessons on the subject of “Major Incident Medical Management and Support – MIMMS”.
On January 13th Lt. Gen. Fabrizio Castagnetti passed away. Thus the NRDC-ITA says farewell to its first Commander, the man who encouraged and gave shape to the realisation of an ambitious project. The staff of the NRDC-ITA remembers him with fondness as an authoritative leader, for his superb qualities as a soldier, for his great humanity and for his clear vision of the future. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Gen. Castagnetti's family.
Solbiate Olona (VA), 10 January 2018 - Today, at the "Ugo MARA” barracks, in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Italian Army - Lt. General Danilo ERRICO, of the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command – Brunnssum Lt. General Salvatore FARINA and of the Commander Allied Land Command - Lt. General Darryl A. WILLIAMS - took place the HandOver ceremony as Land Component Command of the NATO Response Force (NRF) between the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) commanded by Lt. General Ti