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Major General Maurizio Boni

Deputy Commander

From the ranks of Lieutenant to Colonel, Major General Boni has commanded several army units at platoon, company, battalion and regimental levels as well as Platoon Leader in the Military Academy at Modena.

As a Major and Lieutenant Colonel, Major General Boni was twice assigned to the Italian Army General Staff, first as Section Chief followed by Deputy Chief of Staff for Arms Control and later as a faculty member and Syndicate Chairman at the Centre for Higher Defence Studies within the Joint Services Senior Staff College in Rome.

Operationally Major General Boni has deployed to Kosovo where he served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Kosovo Force (KFOR) commander in 2003 and as Staff Coordinator at KFOR Headquarters, both in Pristina.

Over the years Major General Boni has completed a number of military courses to include the Army War College and the Joint Services Senior Staff College in Rome; the European Security and Defence Policy High Level Course at the ESDP College in Brussels and the 62nd Session of the Institute for Higher Defence Studies in Rome.

Major General Boni holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Sciences, a Master's Degree in International and Diplomatic Relations and a Master of Arts in Global Strategy and Security.

He has published several articles in military and civilian magazines focused on security policy and he is the author of two books: Arms Control and International Security (2003) and The Political-Military Dimension of the OSCE (2009).  Additionally he is co-author of the book Anthropology and Security Studies (2013).

For academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 Major General Boni served as a visiting lecturer at the Post Graduate Institute of European Studies, "Alcide De Gasperi", in Rome, which focused on a Master's in Advanced Education on European Studies.

Major General Boni's awards and decorations include the Italian Army Bronze Cross of Merit (Kosovo), the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Officer), the NATO Meritorious Service Medal (Joint Force Command Lisbon) and the Italian Army Gold Medal of Merit for extended command.

Major General Boni is married; he and his wife have two children, a son and a daughter.

Major General Boni assumed his duties as Deputy Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps on 12 March 2018.

Last updated 24 April 2018

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