The military ceremony of alternation to the command of the cavalry brigade "Pozzuolo del Friuli" took place at the "Montesanto" Barracks in Gorizia, headquarters of the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" command and tactical support department. Brigadier General Filippo Gabriele was replaced by Brigadier General Massimiliano Stecca, coming from Personnel Employment Department Army.
The military ceremony was attended by the commander of the "Vittorio Veneto" division, division general Angelo Michele Ristuccia, the prefect of Gorizia, if dott. Raffaele Ricciardi and the mayor of the Isonzo capital, dr. Rodolfo Ziberna. General Gabriele, in command of the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" cavalry brigade since 11 September 2020, retraced the operational and training activities that in this year of command involved the brigade and its regiments: from activities related to maintenance and consolidation of National Projection Screening Capacity, the preparation for employment in the foreign theater of operations, whose amalgam field ended in October and the exercise of Multi-weapon Tactical Group “Dandolo 2021”. From the “Safe Roads” operation, which still sees the dependent units still engaged, to the activities in support of the health authorities to deal with the COVID - 19 emergency.
General Gabriele sincerely thanked the command staff and all the staff of the brigade for the seriousness and self-denial with which they have worked in the last fourteen months, achieving all the operational and training objectives assigned to the large unit.
It was an intense year that consolidated the role of the “Pozzuolo del Friuli” cavalry brigade within the National Projection Screening Capacity with the continuation of specific training and exercise activities, as well as the amphibious qualification courses of the "Alfa", "Bravo" and "Charlie" type for the staff of the brigade command and all the dependent units included in the Capability Basket.
For Brigadier General Stecca, 82nd commander of the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" cavalry brigade, it is a return to the ranks, having already covered all the stages of his operational life at the "Serenissima" lagoon regiment.
The "Pozzuolo del Friuli" employs: the "Serenissima" lagoon regiment of Venice, the "Genova Cavalleria" (4th) regiment of Palmanova, the land mounted artillery regiment "Voloire" of Vercelli, the 3rd genius regiment sappers of Udine, the logistics regiment "Pozzuolo del Friuli" of Remanzacco and the command and tactical support department "Pozzuolo del Friuli" of Gorizia. The Museum of the Great War and the Fortress of Palmanova.