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Deputy Commander

Major General Gianluca Carai

Gianluca CARAI attended the Nunziatella Military School in Naples and the Military Academy inModena. Assigned to a Parachute Infantry Battalion of the 'Folgore' Airborne Brigade, in Tuscany, he served as Rifle Platoon leader and Company Commander in the 10th and 6th Rifle Company, thenCommanding 151st Infantry Battalion in Cagliari, 152nd Infantry Regiment in Sassari and the"Sassari" Infantry Brigade as 43rd Commander, in Sassari.

A graduate of the "Escuela Superior de las Fuerzas Armadas" in Madrid and of the "Centre desHautes Etudes Militaires" in Paris, he served as Staff Officer, Chief of Section, Chief of Branch,Deputy Division Chief and Division Chief for Capability Development and Finance at the ArmyGeneral Staff and as Chief of Branch for Capability Development at the Defence General Staff.

He deployed as a unit commander in the United Nations Operation in Somalia I and II, as platoon leader, in Bosnia as operation Officer and again as LNO embedded in a US Division, in Albania asCompany commander, in Lebanon as J2 analyst, in Afghanistan, in the District of Farah, as TaskForce Commander and again in Afghanistan as TAAC - West Commander in Herat.

He is married to Zlatuse. They have two fraternal twins, Nicole and Michelle.

Last updated 14 March 2022

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