Since 21st August 2019, Brig. Gen. Andrea DI PIETRO (2nd of May 1967) is appointed as the Chief of the “Aerospace Policy and Planning Division” of the Italian Air Force – Staff HQ.
From 2017 to 2019 he was Deputy Chief of the “Aerospace Policy and Planning Division”.
From 2015 to 2017 he was the Chief of the “Planning & Transformation Office” (same Division).
From 2013 to 2015 he was assigned at 6th Wing Ghedi Air Base as the Wing & Base Commander.
Previously assigned in Rome as the Deputy Chief of the “Strategic Capability Planning Office” within the 3rd Division “Defence Policy and Planning” at the Italian Defence General Staff – MOD, he contributed, from 2009, to the development and supervision of the Italian Medium-Long Term Capabilities & Strategic Planning, and to the Strategic Defence Vision and Military-Design-Model.
Brig. Gen. Andrea DI PIETRO was commissioned in September 1990 after graduating from the Italian Air Force Academy (Pozzuoli, Naples). He is native from the town of Viterbo, close to Rome in Italy. He graduated as an Air Force Pilot at the ENJJFPT (Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training) program in Sheppard AFB, TEXAS-USA, and he had different assignments and commands, all in Combat-Fighter Squadrons, in Italy and in UK (14th Squadron Royal Air Force – Exchange Tour from 1998 to 2001 as a pilot on Tornado GR-4).
Brig. Gen. Andrea DI PIETRO has around 3.100 hours of flight time, almost all on Fast Jet Combat Aircrafts (around 2800 on Tornado) and he is qualified on 10 type of different airplanes (SF260, T37, T38, G-91, Tornado PA-200, Tornado GR-1, Tornado GR-4, Tucano, Hawk, MB-339A).