Chief of Staff of the Italian Army

The Chief of Staff of the Italian Army refers to the Chiefs of Staffs of the Royal Italian Army from 1882 to 1946 and the Italian Army from 1946 to the present.

Chief of Staff of the Italian Army
Capo di stato maggiore dell'Esercito Italiano
Flag of the
Chief of Staff of the Italian Army
Incumbent
Generale di Corpo d'Armata Salvatore Farina

since 27 February 2018
Ministry of Defence
Member of Italian Army
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
Formation1 September 1882
First holderEnrico Cosenz

List of chiefs of staff

Chiefs of Staff of the Royal Italian Army (1882–1946)

No. Chiefs of Staff of the Royal Italian ArmyTook officeLeft officeTime in office
1
Cosenz, EnricoLieutenant General
Enrico Cosenz
(1820–1898)
1 September 18821 December 189311 years, 91 days
2
Primerano, DomenicoLieutenant General
Domenico Primerano
(1829–1911)
1 December 18931 June 18962 years, 183 days
3
Saletta, TancrediLieutenant General
Tancredi Saletta
(1840–1909)
1 June 189627 June 190812 years, 23 days
4
Pollio, AlbertoLieutenant General
Alberto Pollio
(1852–1914)
1 July 19081 July 1914 6 years, 0 days
5
Cadorna, LuigiLieutenant General
Luigi Cadorna
(1850–1928)
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10 July 19149 November 19173 years, 122 days
6
Diaz, ArmandoLieutenant General
Armando Diaz
(1861–1928)
9 November 191724 November 19192 years, 15 days
7
Badoglio, PietroGeneral of the Army
Pietro Badoglio
(1871–1956)
24 November 19193 February 19211 year, 71 days
8
Vaccari, GiuseppeLieutenant General
Giuseppe Vaccari
(1866–1937)
3 February 19211 May 19232 years, 87 days
9
Ferrari, GiuseppeLieutenant General
Giuseppe Francesco Ferrari
(1865–1943)
1 May 19234 May 19252 years, 3 days
(7)
Badoglio, PietroGeneral of the Army
Pietro Badoglio
(1871–1956)
4 May 19251 February 19271 year, 273 days
(9)
Ferrari, GiuseppeLieutenant General
Giuseppe Francesco Ferrari
(1865–1943)
1 February 192725 February 19281 year, 14 days
10
Gualtieri, NicolaGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Nicola Gualtieri
(1866–1953)
29 July 19284 February 1929190 days
11
Bonzani, AlbertoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Alberto Bonzani
(1872–1935)
4 February 19291 October 19345 years, 239 days
12
Baistrocchi, FedericoGenerale Designato d'Armata
Federico Baistrocchi
(1871–1947)
1 October 19347 October 19362 years, 6 days
13
Pariani, AlbertoGenerale Designato d'Armata
Alberto Pariani
(1876–1955)
7 October 19363 November 19393 years, 27 days
14
Graziani, RodolfoMarshal of Italy
Rodolfo Graziani
(1882–1955)
3 November 193924 March 19411 year, 141 days
15
Roatta, MarioGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Mario Roatta
(1887–1968)
24 March 194120 January 1942302 days
16
Ambrosio, VittorioGenerale Designato d'Armata
Vittorio Ambrosio
(1879–1958)
20 January 19421 February 19431 year, 12 days
17
Rosi, EzioGenerale Designato d'Armata
Ezio Rosi
2 February 194318 May 1943105 days
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de Stefanis, GiuseppeGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Giuseppe de Stefanis
Acting
19 May 194331 May 194312 days
(15)
Roatta, MarioGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Mario Roatta
(1887–1968)
1 June 194318 November 1943170 days
18
Roatta, MarioGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
Paolo Berardi
(1885–1953)
18 November 194310 February 19451 year, 84 days
19
Ronco, ErcoleGenerale di Brigata
Ercole Ronco
(1890–1967)
10 February 19454 July 1945144 days
20
Ronco, ErcoleGenerale di Divisione
Raffaele Cadorna, Jr.
(1889–1973)
4 July 194513 June 1946344 days

Chiefs of Staff of the Italian Army (1946–present)

No. Name Portrait Birth–Death Rank Took office Left office Note
1 Raffaele Cadorna, Jr.1889–1973Divisional General19461947
2 Luigi Efisio Marras1888–1991Generale di Corpo d'Armata19471950
3 Ernesto Cappa1888–1957Generale di Corpo d'Armata19501952
4 Giuseppe PizzornoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19521954
5 Giorgio Liuzzi1895–1983Generale di Corpo d'Armata19541959
6 Bruno LuciniGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19591960
7 Antonio Gualano1899–1983Generale di Corpo d'Armata19601962
8 Giuseppe Aloia1905–1980Generale di Corpo d'Armata19621966
9 Giovanni de Lorenzo1907–1973Generale di Corpo d'Armata19661967
10 Guido VedovatoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19661968
11 Enzo Marchesi1907–1996Generale di Corpo d'Armata19681970
12 Francesco MereuGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19701973
13 Andrea Viglione1914–1992Generale di Corpo d'Armata19731975
14 Andrea CucinoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19751977
15 Eugenio RambaldiGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19771981
16 Umberto Cappuzzo1922–2014Generale di Corpo d'Armata19811985
17 Luigi PoliGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19851987
18 Ciro Di MartinoGenerale di Corpo d'Armata19871989
19 Domenico Corcione1929–Generale di Corpo d'Armata19891990Later served as the Minister of Defence from 1995 to 1996
20 Goffredo Canino1931–2008Generale di Corpo d'Armata19901993
21 Bonifazio Incisa di Camerana1934–2013Generale di Corpo d'Armata19931997
22 Francesco CervoniLt. General19972001
23 Gianfranco OttogalliLieutenant General20012003
24 Giulio FraticelliLieutenant General20032005
25 Filiberto Cecchi1944–Generale di Corpo d'Armata20052007
26 Fabrizio Castagnetti1945–Generale di Corpo d'Armata20072009
27 Giuseppe Valotto1946–Generale di Corpo d'Armata20092011
28 Claudio Graziano1953–Generale di Corpo d'Armata20112015
29 Danilo Errico1953–Generale di Corpo d'Armata201527 February 2018[1]
30 Salvatore Farina1957–Generale di Corpo d'Armata27 February 2018Incumbent

See also

Notes

  1. Dismissed after the disaster at Caporetto

References

  1. "I Capi di SME". Retrieved 9 September 2016.
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