Meet Admiral Cavo Dragone: Italy’s candidate for the NATO Military Committee

May 29, 2023 599

An admiral for NATO. The Italian government has expressed its support for the candidacy of Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, the current Chief of Defense Staff of Italy, for the chairmanship of the NATO Military Committee. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani in Brussels on the sidelines of the Foreign Affairs Council.

A short bio. Born in 1957, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone attended the Naval Academy in Livorno, where he graduated in 1980. His initial tour included Flight Training in Naval Air Station Pensacola (FL) and Corpus Christi (TX), where he was awarded the Naval Aviator wings in 1982. He served as an embarked helicopter pilot for almost seven years, then, in 1989, he was selected for transition to jet aircraft and returned to the USA, where he followed the flight training program in Meridian, MS, and Cherry Point, NC, from 1989 to 1991.

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