Brig. Gen. Francesco Bruno (ITA)
Brigadier General Francesco Bruno commands Train, Advise, Assist Command-West.
Brig. Gen. Bruno was born in Messina (Sicily) in 1966. He
graduated from the Italian Military Academy in 1987 and was commissioned as an
Infantry Officer. He has both a degree and a masters in Strategic Science and second
level Masters in International Strategic International Military Studies from
the LUISS University in Rome.
served as commanding officer in the following units:
Platoon Commander, 11th Infantry Battalion "Casale” and 67th Mechanized
Infantry Battalion "Montelungo” – 1991;
Platoon Commander and Infantry Company Deputy Commander, 67th Armored
Infantry Regiment "Legnano” – 1993-1995;
Company Commander, 5th Infantry Regiment "Aosta” – 1995-1998;
of the 1st Battalion of the 151st
Mechanized Infantry Regiment "Sassari” –
of the 151st Mechanized Infantry Regiment
"SASSARI” – 2013-2014.
Staff Officer he served as:
S3 Chief; S1
Officer in the Defense General Staff; Chief of Staff of the "Sassari” Brigade; Chief
of Plans Office in the Army General Staff; Deputy Chief Department – Operations
Area; Deputy Chief of Staff at the Land Forces Operational Command and Army
served in the following operations abroad:
Commander Armored COY, Operation UNOSOM in Somalia from 26 June 1993 – 12 October
observer within the European Community Monitor Mission ex-Yugoslavia (Bosnia –
Kosovo) from 19 June 2000 – 21 December 2000;
Officer within Operation "Joint Guardian” (Kosovo) from 12 October 2001 – 05 February
Officer within Operation ISAF (Afghanistan) from 10 May 2006 – 15 September 2006;
of the 1st Battalion of the 151st Infantry Regiment "SASSARI”, Operation ISAF (Afghanistan)
from 23 September 2009 – 12 April 2009;
Officer within RC-WEST, Operation ISAF (Afghanistan) from 21 September 2011 –
31 March 2012.
Other Studies and
level masters in International strategic military studies; Staff Officer Course; Defense High
Studies Course; ISSMI Course; Qualified Counselors Course for applying Humanitarian International Law
in armed conflicts and CROs.
Army Meritorious Gold Cross; Knight
of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic; "Mauriziana” Medal of merit for fifty years of military career; 3rd
degree Meritorious Medal for long time command (bronze medal); Gold
Cross for seniority; Italian
Commemorative Cross for Peace Missions; Italian
Commemorative Cross for UN Missions in Somalia; Italian
Commemorative Cross for Afghanistan; Commemorative
Medal for participation in Operation ECMM in Bosnia and Kosovo; NATO
Commemorative Cross for KOSOVO; NATO
Commemorative Cross for AFGHANISTAN; Commemorative
Cross for UNOSOM Mission in Somalia; Commemorative
Cross for Operations on National territory; Ribbon
of merit for services in favor of the Defense General Staff; U.S.
Meritorious Service Medal.
Married to Mrs. Antonella Bruno and has two
daughters, Alessandra and Roberta.