Rear Adm. Francesco Procaccini

Chief of C4 and Security Department & Head of Space and Innovation General Office (UGSI), Navy General Staff, Italy

Curriculum Vitae ~ Italian Navy ~ Rear Admiral Francesco Procaccini Rear Admiral Francesco PROCACCINI was born in Camerino (Macerata) on the 7th of March 1970. He is a line officer graduate of the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno, class of 1993. Upon completion of the Academy, he embarked on board the Destroyer MIMBELLI. In 1997, upon graduation at the Naval Postgraduate School in Livorno, he was returned to sea on board the Cruiser VITTORIO VENETO where he spent 4 years; two of which as the Weapons Department Head. Between 2002 and 2005, he attended the Naval Command School and, upon graduation, assumed Command of the corvette SPICA based in Augusta – Sicily. Subsequently he embarked on board the Destroyer FRANCESCO MIMBELLI as “Operations Department Head”. In 2005, after graduating from the Navy War College in Venice, he was deployed to the Multinational Force & Observers in SINAI (Headquarter in El Gorah – North Sinai - Egypt) with duties of Vice-Commandant of the Italian Contingent and Naval Advisor to the Force Commander. In 2008 he attended the NATO Defence College in Rome, at the end of wich, he was nominated as Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe at SHAPE (Belgium), were he served until 2011. From 2011 to 2012 he commanded the Frigate GRECALE during the operation OCEAN SHIELD. In 2012 he was promoted to Captain and he led the International Cooperation Board at the Italian Navy General Staff. From 2015 to 2017 he Commanded the Naval Station of Brindisi and the Destroyer Andrea DORIA. From August 2017 to October 2022 he led the International Relations Office at the Italian Defence General Staff and was appointed as Deputy Military Representative at the EU Military Committee. On the 1st of January 2020 he was promoted to Rear Admiral. From October 2022, Chief of C4 and Security Department & Head of Space an Innovation General Office. During his career in the Italian Naval Fleet he took part to the following operations: NATO SHARP GUARD, WEU Ex JUGOSLAVIA, M.F.O Sinai, MARE SICURO. He has four university degrees in Maritime and Naval Sciences, Computer & Information Science, Political Science & International Relations and Defence & Security Science. He is married with Maria Elena and has a son Edoardo.

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