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May 19 2022

Change of Command Ceremony at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA)

Solbiate Olona (VA), 18 March 2022.Today the change of command ceremony of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy took place at the Ugo Mara barracks in Solbiate Olona (VA).

Lieutenant General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta handed over the lead of the Multinational Headquarters to Lieutenant General Lorenzo D’Addario. He will become the next Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC-B), in Brunssum, in the Netherlands, a NATO top level Headquarters.

From the other hand, General D’Addario has recently left a very important assignment at the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), a multinational HQ in Great Britain.

The Chief of Staff of the Italian Army, Lieutenant General Pietro Serino attended the ceremony, in addition with several militaries, political and civilian authorities, including General Roger L. Cloutier (USA), Commander of the NATO Land Forces (LANDCOM), ARRC Commander, Lieutenant General Nicholas R M Borton and Varese Prefect, Mr. Enrico Ricci. Many diplomatic representatives of NRDC-ITA contributing nations attended the ceremony as well in conjunction with military combatant associations.

General Miglietta, in his speech, underlined that this change is the climax of an intense training period, very demanding but, at the same time, plenty of satisfactions. NRDC-ITA was able to accomplish every single mission assigned in this period in the best possible way.

General Serino, Chief of Staff of the Italian Army, underlining the top level objective reached, has highlighted that NRDC-ITA is extremely important for the professional development of the Italian Army, improving the leadership of commanders, giving a strong contribution to Divisional and Brigade HQs training, even in developing multidomain and cyber-operations. But NRDC-ITA is much more: having 13 contributing Nations on 19 from the European Union, it represent also a common working place where Europe meets NATO Close to the 20th anniversary of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy creation, the celebration of such significant event represented a real opportunity for the NRDC-ITA international staff to underline the gratitude, in the heart of Varese’s province, to the whole community. This one guarantees a warm welcome to every member of the Headquarters and related families, allowing a full integration in the local society.

Story by NRDC Public Affairs Office


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