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Massimo Esposito

Massimo Esposito

Former Branch Head and Military Assistant at the Italian Military Delegation, NATO HQ

Following the graduation from the Naval Academy in 1987,
has been assigned on board different Naval Units (for more
than 14 years) in different roles (Anti-submarine warfare
Officer, Operations Officer, Principal Warfare Officer,
Executive Officer). Has participated to numerous exercises
and operations (such as the NATO/EU operations Sharp Guard, Active Endeavour and Ocean

His command assignments include: Patrol Ship VEGA, Frigate AVIERE and LPD SAN MARCO.
National assignments:
- Italian Naval Staff, Rome (Plans and Policy Staff Officer).
- Italian Joint Staff College, Rome (Teacher and Directing Staff).
- Naval Staff College, Venice (Teacher and Executive Officer).
- Italian Navy Officer Club, Venice (President).
- Centre for Maritime Studies, Venice (Director).

International assignments:
- Comnavsouth Naples, NATO (Maritime Operations Centre Manager).
- JFC Brunssum, NATO (Plans Specialist Section Head and Military Cooperation Team
- Italian Military Delegation, NATO HQ Bruxelles (Branch Head Plans, Operations,
Training, Intelligence and Military Assistant on EU issues).

Retired in 2021 with the rank of Rear Admiral. Since then is working at the Joint Intelligence and Security Division at the NATO HQ, as a civilian voluntary national contribution (VNC).

- BA in Political Science, University of Trieste (Italy).
- MA in International, Strategic and Military Studies, LUISS University of Rome and
Milan (Italy).
- BS in Maritime and Naval Sciences, University of Pisa (Italy).
- MA in Defence Studies, King's College, London (United Kingdom)
- Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC4), Joint Services Command and Staff
College, Shrivenham (United Kingdom).
- BS in Physics, University of Lecce (Italy).