Brig. Gen. Giuseppe ZIZZARI
Biographical Notes

Brigadier General ZIZZARI began his military career in 1991 by entering the Italian Military Academy. Graduating in 1995, He was appointed as a Lieutenant at 28th Bersaglieri Battalion “OSLAVIA” (Infantry). Then, in 1996, He served in the 8th Bersaglieri regiment. He was a rifle Platoon leader followed by Coy Commander. As a Captain, he was appointed rifle Commander. During his tenure, He participated in several joint and combined training exercises and various constabulary Operations home and abroad. In 2007, He was assigned to the 2nd Defense Forces Command in San Giorgio a Cremano (NA) as Ops Officer, then Head of current Ops. He managed all organizational activities for “Terra dei Fuochi” Op. in Campania and related rescue ops for the aftermath of L’Aquila earthquake. In 2010, He attended the Basic Officer Staff Course at war College then the Joint Staff Course in Rome. Upon completion, He served as a Staff Officer in the Italian Army General Staff, Budget and Statistics Financial Planning Office of the General and Financial Planning Department. In 2013, as Lieutenant Colonel, He returned to the field, taking command of the 3rd Bersaglieri Battalion “CERNAIA”, 8th Bersaglieri regiment. His term saw the participation to Operation “COORTE”, training a Libyan Forces and subsequently the Tactical Group Commander for “Strade Sicure” and “Terra dei Fuochi”. Soon after in 2014, He returned to the Army General Staff, Main Financial Planning Office, Head of the Strategy Planning Section then Head of the Management Control. Promoted Colonel, 2017 and 2018 He took command again as the 55th Commander of the 11th Bersaglieri regiment in Orcenico Superiore (PN). The regiment joint an op. tour as emergency response unit within NATO Very High Readness JTF. The, from November 2018 to October 2020, He commanded the 17th Recruit Training regiment “ACQUI”. From 2021 to 2021 He was appointed COS at the “GARIBALDI” Brigade and DCOM. As Brigadier General, in 2022, He was appointed ACQUI” Division COS and DCOM in Capua (CE).

As of 11 July 2024 Brigadier General ZIZZARI is the EUTM-S Mission Force Commander.

Brigadier General ZIZZARI graduated in “Political Science” (University of Turin – 1996), “International and Diplomatic Sciences” (University of Trieste – 2004) and Master Degree in “Strategic-Military International Studies” (CASD/LUISS – 2011).