Home / DoD / DoD, Italian Military Police Partner on Peacekeeping Training and Education

DoD, Italian Military Police Partner on Peacekeeping Training and Education

department of defenseThe Defense Department has inked a five-year memorandum of understanding with its Italian counterpart on joint education and training activities for peacekeeping missions, the agency reported Monday.

Maj. Gen. Ilio Ciceri, Carabinieri general headquarters chief of staff, pointed to intervention operations with U.S. and coalition forces going back to the Balkans, Kosovo and Iraq, Terri Moon Cronk writes.

Ciceri also highlighted the role of the International Security Assistance Force in training the local police force in Afghanistan.

“I believe this is the first, formal agreement on education and training that the undersecretary of defense of personnel and readiness has ever signed with [Italy’s] Carabinieri,” said Frank DiGiovanni, DOD’s director of force readiness and training.

The MOU with the Carabinieri, Italy’s military police force, also has a five-year contract extension option.

Check Also

Steven Walker: DARPA Developing Cyber Deterrence, Hypersonics, AI Programs

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s programs at the Defense Programs Conference, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. Walker said some of the capabilities that DARPA works on to defend the country from existential threats and near-peer adversaries include cyber deterrence, tactical-boost guide program and hypersonic weapons. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *