Chief of the Defence Staff (Italy)

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Chief of the Defence Staff
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Chief of the Defence Staff
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Incumbent
Generale di Corpo d'Armata Claudio Graziano

since 28 February 2015
Ministry of Defence
Formation 4 May 1925
First holder Pietro Badoglio

The Chief of the Defence Staff of Italy refers to the Chiefs of the Defence Staff of the Italian Armed Forces. The post was established in 1925.

List of chiefs of defence staff[edit]

Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)[edit]

Chief of the Defence Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1
Pietro Badoglio
Badoglio, PietroMarshal of Italy
Pietro Badoglio
(1871–1956)
[a]
4 May 1925 4 December 1940 15 years, 214 days Royal Army
2
Ugo Cavallero
Cavallero, UgoMarshal of Italy
Ugo Cavallero
(1880–1943)
[b]
5 December 1940 1 February 1943 2 years, 58 days Royal Army
3
Vittorio Ambrosio
Ambrosio, VittorioGeneral of the Army
Vittorio Ambrosio
(1879–1958)
[c]
2 February 1943 18 November 1943 289 days Royal Army
4
Giovanni Messe
Ambrosio, VittorioMarshal of Italy
Giovanni Messe
(1883–1968)
[d]
19 November 1943 1 May 1945 1 year, 163 days Co-belligerent Army

Italian Republic (1945−present)[edit]

Chief of the Defence Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
5
Claudio Trezzani
Trezzani, ClaudioGeneral of the Army
Claudio Trezzani
(1881–1955)
2 May 1945 1 December 1950 5 years, 213 days Army
6
Luigi Efisio Marras
Efisio Marras, LuigiGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Luigi Efisio Marras
(1888–1991)
2 December 1950 15 April 1954 3 years, 134 days Army
7
Giuseppe Mancinelli
Mancinelli, GiuseppeGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Giuseppe Mancinelli
(1895–1976)
16 April 1954 31 March 1959 4 years, 349 days Army
8
Aldo Rossi
Rossi, AldoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Aldo Rossi
(1898–?)
1 April 1959 31 January 1966 6 years, 305 days Army
9
Aldo Aloia
Aloia, AldoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Aldo Aloia
(1905–1980)
1 February 1966 24 February 1968 2 years, 23 days Army
10
Guido Vedovato
Aloia, AldoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Guido Vedovato
(1906–?)
25 February 1968 14 January 1970 1 year, 323 days Army
11
Enzo Marchesi
Marchesi, EnzoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Enzo Marchesi
(1907–1996)
15 January 1970 31 July 1972 2 years, 198 days Army
12
Eugenio Henke
Henke, EugenioSquadron vice admiral
Eugenio Henke
(1909–1990)
1 August 1972 31 January 1975 2 years, 183 days Navy
13
Andrea Viglione
Viglione, AndreaGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Andrea Viglione
(1914–1992)
1 February 1975 31 January 1978 2 years, 364 days Army
14
Francesco Cavalera
Cavalera, FrancescoAir Squadron General
Francesco Cavalera
(1919–2013)
1 February 1978 31 January 1980 1 year, 364 days Air Force
15
Giovanni Torrisi
Torrisi, GiovanniSquadron vice admiral
Giovanni Torrisi
(1917–1992)
1 February 1980 2 September 1981 1 year, 213 days Navy
16
Vittorio Santini
Santini, VittorioGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Vittorio Santini
(1920–2012)
3 September 1981 12 October 1983 2 years, 39 days Army
17
Lamberto Bartolucci
Bartolucci, LambertoAir Squadron General
Lamberto Bartolucci
(born 1924)
13 October 1983 8 January 1986 2 years, 88 days Air Force
18
Riccardo Bisogniero
Bisogniero, RiccardoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Riccardo Bisogniero
(born 1923)
9 January 1986 31 March 1988 2 years, 82 days Army
19
Mario Porta
Porta, MarioSquadron vice admiral
Mario Porta
(born 1925)
1 April 1988 31 March 1990 1 year, 364 days Navy
20
Domenico Corcione
Corcione, DomenicoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Domenico Corcione
(born 1929)
1 April 1990 31 December 1993 3 years, 274 days Army
21
Guido Venturoni
Venturoni, GuidoSquadron vice admiral
Guido Venturoni
(born 1934)
1 January 1994 14 February 1999 5 years, 44 days Navy
22
Mario Arpino
Arpino, MarioGeneral
Mario Arpino
(born 1937)
15 February 1999 31 March 2001 2 years, 44 days Army
23
Rolando Mosca Moschini
Moschini, Rolando MoscaGeneral
Rolando Mosca Moschini
(born 1939)
1 April 2001 9 March 2004 2 years, 343 days Army
24
Giampaolo Di Paola
Di Paola, GiampaoloAdmiral
Giampaolo Di Paola
(born 1944)
10 March 2004 11 February 2008 3 years, 338 days Navy
25
Vincenzo Camporini
Camporini, VincenzoGeneral
Vincenzo Camporini
(born 1946)
12 February 2008 17 January 2011 2 years, 339 days Army
26
Biagio Abrate
Abrate, BiagioGeneral
Biagio Abrate
(born 1949)
18 January 2011 30 January 2013 2 years, 12 days Army
27
Luigi Binelli Mantelli
Binelli Mantelli, LuigiAdmiral
Luigi Binelli Mantelli
(born 1950)
31 January 2013 27 February 2015 2 years, 28 days Navy
28
Claudio Graziano
Graziano, ClaudioGeneral
Claudio Graziano
(born 1953)
28 February 2015 Incumbent 3 years, 114 days Army

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned due to setbacks in the Greco-Italian War
  2. ^ Dismissed due to setbacks in the North African Campaign and on the Eastern Front
  3. ^ Served at the time of the fall of the Fascist regime and the Armistice of Cassibile
  4. ^ Chief of Staff of the Italian Co-belligerent Army

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