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Salvatore Farina (soldier)

Salvatore Farina (November 18, 1957 - living) is an Italian Army general, and the current Chief of Army Staff. He previously served as commander of the Kosovo Force, the military attaché at the Embassy of Italy, London and as the commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum.

Salvatore Farina
20160415 General Farina during the flower laying ceremony at the COL Oskars Kalpaks Memorial in Latvia. (25895501354).jpg
Farina during the flower laying ceremony at the COL Oskars Kalpaks Memorial in Latvia
Born(1957-11-18)November 18, 1957
Gallipoli, Apulia
Allegiance Italy
Service/branchCoat of arms of the Esercito Italiano.svg Esercito Italiano
Years of service1976 – present
RankRank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata con incarichi speciali of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Lieutenant General (I.s.)
Commands held1st Communications Regiment
Communication Brigade
Kosovo Force
JFC Brunssum
Chief of Army Staff
Battles/warsYugoslav Wars
AwardsITA OMRI 2001 GC BAR.svg Knight Grand Cross, OMRI
Ufficiale BAR.svg Officer, Military Order of Italy
Us legion of merit officer rib.png Officer, Legion of Merit

BiographyEdit

Salvatore Farina has earned degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Padua, in strategic science from the University of Turin and in international politics and diplomatic relations from the University of Trieste.[1][2] He entered the Italian Military Academy of Modena in 1976.[3] He became Chief of Staff of the Italian Army on 27 February 2018.

Personal LifeEdit

Salvatore Farina and his wife Amelia Gianna have two adult daughters and two grand-daughters.[3]

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Esercito: Avvicendamento al Comando della Brigata Trasmissioni" [Army: A Change in the Command of the Signal Brigade] (in Italian). 12 September 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Generale di Corpo d'Armata Salvatore Farina" [Lieutenant General Salvatore Farina] (PDF). Ministry of Defence (in Italian). Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Commander JFC-Brunssum". jfcbs.nato.int. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Decoration's details". Quirinale Official Site. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Decoration's details". Quirinale Official Site. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
Military offices


Preceded by
Hans-Lothar Domröse
Commander, AJFC Brunssum
2016 – 2018
Succeeded by
Riccardo Marchiò
Preceded by
Danilo Errico
Chief of Staff of the Italian Army
2018 –
Incumbent