Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy

The Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy (Italian: Capo di Stato Maggiore della Marina Militare) is the commander of the Italian Navy

Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy
Capo di Stato Maggiore della Marina Militare
Flag of the chief of staff of the Marina Militare
Flag of the
Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy
Valter Girardelli
Incumbent
Ammiraglio di squadra Valter Girardelli

since 22 June 2016
Ministry of Defence
Member of Marina Militare
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
Formation1927
First holderErnesto Burzagli

List of Chiefs of the Navy

Kingdom of Italy

Chief of the Navy Took office Left office Time in office
1
Ernesto Burzagli
Ammiraglio d'armata
Ernesto Burzagli
(1873–1944)
192719313–4 years
2
Gino Ducci [it]
Ammiraglio d'armata
Gino Ducci
(1872–1962)
193119342–3 years
3
Domenico Cavagnari
Ammiraglio d'armata
Domenico Cavagnari
(1876–1966)
193419405–6 years
4
Arturo Riccardi
Ammiraglio d'armata
Arturo Riccardi
(1878–1966)
194019432–3 years
5
Raffaele de Courten
Ammiraglio di squadra
Raffaele de Courten
(1888–1978)
194319462–3 years

Republic of Italy

Chief of the Navy Took office Left office Time in office
5
Raffaele de Courten
Ammiraglio di squadra
Raffaele de Courten
(1888–1978)
194619470–1 years
6
Francesco Maugeri [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Francesco Maugeri
(1898–1978)
194719480–1 years
7
Emilio Ferreri
Ammiraglio di squadra
Emilio Ferreri
194819556–7 years
8
Corso Pecori Giraldi
Ammiraglio di squadra
Corso Pecori Giraldi
195519626–7 years
9
Ernesto Giuriati
Ammiraglio di squadra
Ernesto Giuriati
196219652–3 years
10
Alessandro Michelagnoli [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Alessandro Michelagnoli
(1905–1969)
9 October 19659 September 19682 years
11
Virgilio Spigai [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Virgilio Spigai
(1907–1976)
10 September 196821 October 19702 years
12
Giuseppe Roselli Lorenzini [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Giuseppe Roselli Lorenzini
(1910–1987)
22 October 19704 May 19732 years
13
Gino De Giorgi
Ammiraglio di squadra
Gino De Giorgi
(1914–1979)
5 May 197319773–4 years
14
Giovanni Torrisi [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Giovanni Torrisi
(1917–1992)
197719802–3 years
15
Mario Bini
Ammiraglio di squadra
Mario Bini
198019810–1 years
16
Angelo Monassi [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Angelo Monassi
(1920–2000)
198119842–3 years
17
Vittorio Marulli
Ammiraglio di squadra
Vittorio Marulli
198415 November 19850–1 years
18
Giasone Piccioni [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Giasone Piccioni
(1923–2002)
16 November 198531 March 19882 years
19
Sergio Majoli
Ammiraglio di squadra
Sergio Majoli
1 April 198819890–1 years
20
Filippo Ruggiero
Ammiraglio di squadra
Filippo Ruggiero
198921 April 19922–3 years
21
Guido Venturoni
Ammiraglio di squadra
Guido Venturoni
(born 1934)
22 April 199213 May 19931 years
22
Angelo Marianil [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Angelo Marianil
(born 1935)
199419983–4 years
23
Umberto Guarnieri (admiral) [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Umberto Guarnieri (admiral)
(born 1937)
199820012–3 years
24
Marcello de Donno
Ammiraglio di squadra
Marcello de Donno
[1]
200120042–3 years
25
Sergio Biraghi [it]
Ammiraglio di squadra
Sergio Biraghi
(born 1941)
200420061–2 years
26
Paolo La Rosa
Ammiraglio di squadra
Paolo La Rosa
(born 1947)
200622 February 20103–4 years
27
Bruno Branciforte
Ammiraglio di squadra
Bruno Branciforte
(born 1947)
23 February 20101 March 20122 years
28
Luigi Binelli Mantelli
Ammiraglio di squadra
Luigi Binelli Mantelli
(born 1950)
[2]
2 March 201227 January 20130 years
29
Giuseppe De Giorgi
Ammiraglio di squadra
Giuseppe De Giorgi
(born 1953)
28 January 201321 June 20163 years
30
Valter Girardelli
Ammiraglio di squadra
Valter Girardelli
(born 1955)
22 June 2016Incumbent3 years, 50 days

References

  1. ^ http://www.marina.difesa.it/conosciamoci/organizzazione/csm/csmm/Pagine/default2.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.marina.difesa.it/conosciamoci/organizzazione/csm/csmm/Pagine/LuigiBINELLIMANTELLI.aspx
Acton (surname)

Acton is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:

John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834–1902): Lord Acton, the Catholic historian

Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 4th Baron Acton (1941–2010), his great-grandson, Labour peer and life peer

John Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 5th Baron Acton (born 1966), his great-great grandson, writer and farmer

Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet (1736–1811), his grandfather, admiral and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Naples

Charles Januarius Edward Acton (1803–1847), his uncle, Cardinal of Santa Maria della Pace

Guglielmo Acton (1825–1896), his first cousin once removed, officer in the Neapolitan Navy, attempted to intercept Garibaldi at Marsala

Harold Acton (1904–1994), his distant cousin, writer, dandy and dilettante

Abraham Acton (1893–1915), British Army soldier

Alejandro Acton (born 1972), Argentine cyclist

Alfredo Acton (1867–1934), Italian admiral, politician and Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy

Anna Acton (born 1979), British actress

Brian Acton (born 1972), American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur

Brigitte Acton (born 1985), Canadian alpine skier

Bud Acton (born 1942), American basketball player

Carlo Acton (1829–1909), Italian composer and pianist

Charles Acton (disambiguation)

Cheryl Acton, Utah state legislator

Dawn Acton (born 1977), English actress and deejay

Edward Acton (disambiguation)

Eliza Acton (1799–1859), English poet and cook

Ferdinando Acton (1832–1891), Italian naval admiral and politician

Forman S. Acton (born 1920), American computer scientist and writer

H. B. Acton (1908–1974), British writer and philosopher

Henry Acton (1797–1843), English Unitarian minister

James Acton (1848–1924), English cricketer

James M. Acton, British academic and scientist

Joe Acton (1852–1917), English wrestler

John Acton (disambiguation)

Keith Acton (born 1958), Canadian former National Hockey League player

Loren Acton (born 1936), American physicist and astronaut

Marv Acton (born 1944), American NASCAR driver

Prue Acton (born 1943), Australian fashion designer

R. G. Acton (1864/1865–1900), American football coach

Ralph Acton (fl. 14th century), English theologian and philosopher

Sir Richard Acton, 5th Baronet (1712–1791), English baronet

Robert Acton (1497–1558), English politician

Samuel Acton (c.1773–1837), English architect

Scott T. Acton, American professor

Shane Acton, English sailor known for circumnavigating the globe

Thomas Acton (1662–1721), English Jesuit

Thomas C. Acton (1823–1898), American public servant, politician, reformer and police commissioner

Sir Walter Acton, 2nd Baronet (c. 1621–1665), English landowner and politician

Whitmore Acton (c. 1677–1731/32), British baronet and politician

William Acton (disambiguation), several people with this name, including:

William Acton (doctor) (1813–1875), British doctor and writer

Alfredo Acton

Alfredo Acton (12 September 1867 – 26 March 1934) was an Italian admiral, politician and Chief of Staff of the Regia Marina (Italy's Royal Navy).

He was born in Castellammare di Stabia, a descendant of a noble family which had originated in England before moving to Tuscany. His great-grandfather was General Joseph Edward Acton (1737–1830), brother of Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet, commander of the naval forces of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and prime minister of Naples. His father was Ferdinando Acton and his uncle Guglielmo Acton, Minister for the Navy. His aunt Laura Acton was married to Marco Minghetti, prime minister of Italy.

Acton participated in the occupation of Massawa (1885), the intervention in the uprising on Crete by the International Squadron (1897–1898), the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion (1900), and the Italo-Turkish War (1912).

During the First World War, he became a rear admiral and was the Allied commander of an Italian-British-French force which fought the Battle of the Strait of Otranto against the Austrian-Hungarian Navy in 1917.

After the war, he was chief of staff of the Italian Navy in 1919–1921 and 1925–1927. He was named "Barone Acton" in 1925 and became a Senator in 1927.

In the United Kingdom, he was an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB). He was a bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

He died in Naples, aged 66.

Bruno Branciforte

Bruno Branciforte (born November 6, 1947) is an Italian admiral. He was Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy from 23 February 2010 to 2 March 2012 and he succeeded to Nicolò Pollari as the last head of the Italian Military Intelligence and Security Service (SISMI), nominated by Prime Minister Romano Prodi, from 21 November to 2006 to 3 August 2007 when the Agency was dissolved and transformed into the Italian External Intelligence and Security Agency (AISE). He was also the first director of AISE from 4 August 2007 to 4 February 2010.

Branciforte attended the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno from 1965 to 1969 when he graduated with the rank of navy guard. From 1976 to 1978 he commanded the Aquila Corvette. In 1979 he was named to the Second Intelligence unit of the chief of staff of the Navy, before being appointed director of the Intelligence Center of the Navy and then director of the research center in 1985.

In 1985, he was named Captain of frigate, and quickly became first commandant of the cruiser Vittorio Veneto, before being named commandant of the Alisea frigate. In 1987 he was again assigned to the chief of staff of the Navy, before being nominated in Washington D.C., where he worked from 1989 to 1992.

When he returned to Italy, he became commandant of the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi. Promoted Rear Admiral in 1995, he was from December 15, 2001 to February 12, 2002 Italy's representative at Tampa (USA), near the USCENTCOM, during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He became chief of staff of the Navy from 2001 to 2004

He was promoted Vice-Admiral in February 2004 before being appointed Commander in Chief Naval Fleet on 22 October 2004.

Chief of Staff of the Navy

Chief of Staff of the Navy may refer to:

Chief of Staff of the French Navy

Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy

Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy

Chief of Staff of the Navy (Spain)

Chief of Naval Operations

Chief of the Royal Danish Navy

Claudio Gaudiosi

Vice Admiral Claudio Gaudiosi is an Italian Navy officer, currently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy.

He served as Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi from 1998 to 1999.

On January 1st 2002 he was promoted to Rear Admiral (lower half) and on July 1st 2006 was promoted to Rear Admiral (Upper Half). He served as Commander of the Italian Front Line Naval Forces and Commander of Italian Maritime Forces (COMITMARFOR) from February 2009 to October 2010. In March 2011 he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters and from March 31st to November 10th was appointed Operations Commander EUFOR Libya during the 2011 military intervention in Libya.He served as Head of Personnel from July 2012 to January 2013 before being appointed Deputy Chief of Naval Staff on January 22nd, 2013. He was promoted to Vice Admiral on 1 July 2013.

Gino De Giorgi

Gino De Giorgi (17 July, 1914 – 13 September, 1979) was an Italian admiral and Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy from 5 May 1973 to 31 July 1977. He was the Italian Representative to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT) in Norfolk, Virginia and member of the NATO Standing Group in Washington, DC from 1959 to 1960.

De Giorgi attended the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno from 1931 to 1936 when he graduated with the rank of navy guard.

Giuseppe De Giorgi

Giuseppe De Giorgi (born 21 June 1953) is an Italian admiral and naval aviator. He was Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy from 28 January 2013 to 22 June 2016. He was Commander of the Maritime Task Force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from August 2006 to October 2006. He then became Chief of Staff of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarter, a position he held from 2007 to 2009, before serving as Chief of Staff to the Commander of the Italian Naval Fleet from 2009 to 2011. He served as Commander in Chief Naval Fleet from February 2012 to January 2013.Among the different crisis he had to face during his tenure as Chief of the Italian Navy are the rescue of the MS Norman Atlantic and the management of the Operation Mare Nostrum.De Giorgi attended the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno where he graduated in 1975 with the rank of ensign. He was then selected to attend advanced military courses in the United States at the Naval Air Station Pensacola and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi where he graduated as naval aviator in 1976. He was the Commander of the ITS Vittorio Veneto from 1997 to 1999.

Guido Venturoni

Admiral Guido Venturoni is a retired Italian Navy officer who served as Chief of the Defence Staff before being appointed Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.He served as Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy from 1992 to 1993 and from 1 Jan 1994 until 15 February 1999 served Chief of the Italian Defence General Staff.He was appointed Chairman of the NATO Military Committee on 6 May 1999 and retired in 2002.After his retirement he joined Leonardo-Finmeccanica as a Director and later Vice Chairman.

Italian Naval Academy

The Italian Naval Academy (Italian: Accademia Navale) is a coeducational military university in Livorno, which is responsible for the technical training of military officers of the Italian Navy.

Italian Navy

The Italian Navy (Italian: Marina Militare, lit. "Military Navy"; abbreviated as MM) is the Navy of the Italian Republic. It is one of the four branches of Italian Armed Forces and was formed in 1946 from what remained of the Regia Marina (Royal Navy) after World War II. As of August 2014, the Italian Navy had a strength of 30,923 active personnel with approximately 184 vessels in service, including minor auxiliary vessels. It is considered a multiregional and a blue-water navy.

Italian Navy Aviation

The Italian Navy Aviation (Aviazione Navale) is the naval air component of the Italian Navy. Composed of around 2000 men and women and 69 aircraft and helicopters, the naval aviation represents a top niche and an enabler for the air-naval instrument.

Italian Navy ranks

The rank insignia of the Italian Navy are worn on epaulettes of shirts and white jackets, and on sleeves for navy jackets and mantels.

Luciano Zappata

Admiral Luciano Zappata is an Italian Navy officer who served as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1970

From 1987 to 1988, he commanded the frigate ITS Espero and from 1992 to 1993 served as commanding officer of the cruiser ITS Vittorio Veneto, participating in Operation Restore Hope. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in December 1996 holding the positions of Commander of the Second and Third Naval Divisions.He later served as Chief of Staff to Commander in Chief Naval Fleet and Vice Inspector for Naval Logistics Support.

In January 2005, he was promoted to vice admiral and served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy. Before being promoted to admiral in June 2007 he served as Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Italian Defence. He assumed the position of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation on July 2, 2007.

Luigi Binelli Mantelli

Luigi Mario Binelli Mantelli (born 4 December, 1950) is an Italian admiral. He was Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy from 2 March 2012 to 28 January 2013 and Chief of the Defence Staff of Italy from 31 January 2013 to 28 February 2015.In 1995 he took part to the United Nations Operations in Somalia II (UNOSOM II).

Binelli Mantelli attended the Francesco Morosini Naval School in Venice, Italy and the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno where he graduated with the rank of navy guard in 1973.

Maurizio Gimignani

Vice Admiral Maurizio Gimignani is an Italian Navy officer, currently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy.He qualified in submarines and commanded the submarines ITS Longobardo, ITS Romeo Romei and ITS Nazario Sauro as well as the 1st Submarine Squadron. On promotion to Captain he commanded the Maestrale-class frigate ITS Zeffiro and the 7th Frigate Squadron.He served as Commander of the Italian Navy Maritime Training Center as a Rear Admiral (lower half) and in 2001 led the Italian Naval group (COMGRUPNAVIT) supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.He was promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Commander of the High Sea Forces (COMFORAL) as well as Commander, Italian Maritime Forces (COMITMARFOR), part of NATO Force Maritime HQ. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Chief of Staff of the Italian Operational Joint Force Command (COIDIFESA).He was promoted to Vice Admiral from 1 January 2008 and appointed Commander of Allied Maritime Component Command Naples (MARCOM) in June 2008. In 2011 he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy.

Museo Storico Navale

The Museo Storico Navale is a naval history museum located in the Castello district of Venice, near the Venetian Arsenal. The museum was established by the Regia Marina (the Italian Royal Navy) in 1919. Its collections include items relating to the naval and maritime history of Venice, and it has a large number of ship models and weapons on display.

Paolo La Rosa

Vice Admiral Paolo La Rosa is a retired Italian Navy officer who served as Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy.

Raffaele de Courten

Raffaele de Courten (Milan, 23 September 1888 - Frascati, 23 August 1978) was an Italian admiral. He was the last Chief of Staff of the Regia Marina.

San Marco Marine Brigade

The "San Marco" Marine Brigade (Italian: Brigata Marina "San Marco") is an amphibious formation of the Italian Navy established on 1 March 2013, reorganizing the Navy Landing Force. It has its command in Brindisi. They are the marines of the Italian Navy.

It is a joint formation, framed within the amphibious projection force, whose Commander is the same Admiral who serves as Commander of the San Marco Brigade.

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