Motta di Livenza (TV), november 30 2018
The Change of Battalion Commander Ceremony took place on 30 November 2018 in "Mario FIORE" Barracks where Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) is based. After one year, Lieutenant Colonel Francesco DE SANTIS handed over the leadership of the Italian Army Unit specialized in Civil Military Cooperation.
Lieutenant Colonel Gaetano PAFETTA, coming from Italian Defence General Staff took over his position.
The Ceremony was chaired by MNCG Commander Col. Luca VITALI at the presence of representatives of all Partner Nations and all Italian Armed Forces which the MNCG Headquarters consists of.
During his speech Col. VITALI highlighted the training proficiency achieved by MNCG Battalion as member Unit of NATO Response Force 2018, fully complying with the high standard capabilities requested by NATO. Furthermore, the CIMIC Battalion serves as the specialists' pool where the CIMIC operators are selected from, ready to be detached all over the theaters of operation where Italian Army is called to play.
Source: Multinational CIMIC Group