Vincenzo Camporini

Background

Vincenzo Camporini

Former Chief of Defense Staff, IAI Scientific Advisor

Enlisted in the Air Force Academy in 1965, General Vincenzo Camporini has covered all the ranks of his military career up to hold the highest position of Chief of Staff of the Air Force (2006-08) and Chief of Staff of Defense (2008-11 ).

Graduated in Aeronautical Sciences at the Federico II University of Naples and in International and Diplomatic Sciences at the University of Trieste, Camporini has also dealt with the most current issues of international politics as a scholar and academic, with particular with regard to the politico-military dimension of the European Union and the development of its capabilities to use the military instrument in the framework of external relations.

He was president of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (2004-06) and vice president of the IAI (2011-19).