As part of the training and updating of Defense personnel employed in the activities of Conventional Arms Control (CAC), Arms Control and Verification and Counterproliferation Office (UCVAC) of the III Department of the General Staff carried out the complex activity in title, functional to the future resumption of the actual inspection activities pursuant to the Treaty Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) and del Vienna Document 2011 (VD11).
The entire training-training cycle was divided into two phases conducted in the cities of Palermo and Messina from 12 to 17 September last.
The first of these, with a theoretical connotation, involved about 45 units including officers, non-commissioned officers and graduates belonging both to the CAC Defense Inspector Corps and to numerous FA units located in southern Italy.
In this framework, representatives of the FA General Staff, del Army Military Command (CME) Sicily, of the mechanized “Aosta” brigade, of the 2nd Army aviation regiment “Sirio” and of the 1st bersaglieri regiment of the “Garibaldi” brigade; for the Air Force representatives of the Air Force Command (CSA) and the 37th flock and, finally, delegates from the “San Marco” brigade for the Navy.
The second phase, on the other hand, of a practical nature, saw the active participation of the aforementioned brigade command and of the dependent departments: 5th Infantry Regiment “Aosta” and “Lancers of Aosta” Regiment (6th), subjected to simulated inspections.
The logistical support was guaranteed with maximum adherence by the command of the South Operating Forces, in full compliance with current national provisions on the prevention of SARS-COV2.
During the activity, the deputy head of the CVAC office, col. Michele Melchionna, met the commander of CME Sicily, gen. d. Maurizio Angelo Scardino and the commander of the “Aosta” mechanized brigade, gen. b. Giuseppe Bertoncello, thanking them for their interventions and highlighting the importance of Arms Control in the broader context of international relations.