Claudio Graziano

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Claudio Graziano
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Born (1953-11-22) 22 November 1953 (age 66)
Turin, Piedmont
Allegiance Italy
 European Union
Service/branchCoat of arms of the Esercito Italiano.svg Esercito Italiano
RankRank insignia of generale of the Army of Italy (1973).svg General
Commands held2nd Alpini Regiment
'Taurinense' Alpine Brigade
UNIFIL
Chief of Staff (Army)
Chief of Defence Staff
EU Military Committee
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
Iraq War
AwardsITA OMRI 2001 GC BAR.svg Knight Grand Cross, OMRI
Grande ufficiale BAR.svg Grand Officer, OMI
Valor dell'esercito silver medal BAR.svg Silver Valour Medal (Army)
US Legion of Merit Chief Commander ribbon.png Commander, Legion of Merit
Legion Honneur Officier ribbon.svg Officer, Legion of Honour

General Claudio Graziano (born 22 November 1953) is an Italian Army officer who presently serves as Chairman of the European Union Military Committee.

He is a former Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), serving in the position between 2007 and 2010.[1] On 6 December 2011 he became the Chief of Staff of the Italian Army. From 28 February 2015 to 6 November 2018, Graziano served as the Chief of Defence Staff of the Italian Armed Forces.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAJOR GENERAL CLAUDIO GRAZIANO APPOINTED AS FORCE COMMANDER OF UNITED NATIONS INTERIM FORCE IN LEBANON (UNIFIL)". January 23, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Chief of Defence". Italian Armed Forces. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Michail Kostarakos
Chairman of the EU Military Committee
2018 –
Incumbent
Preceded by
Luigi Binelli Mantelli
Chief of the Defence Staff
2015 – 2018
Succeeded by
Enzo Vecciarelli
Preceded by
Giuseppe Valotto
Chief of Staff of the Italian Army
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Danilo Errico


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