Francesco Elia

Francesco Elia

Dr. Rosana Garciandia Garmendia

Francesco Elia graduated in Law, University of Bologna (cum laude - 1988).

Master of Public Administration (1998) and Master in Military Strategic International Studies (2003).

Since 1989, Air Force Officer, Administrative and Legal Branch.

He worked - inter alia - as Head of the Administrative Branch (8° and 5° Wing - Cervia), Head of Administration and Contracts Branch (1st Air Region Command of Milan), Tutor at the Joint Service Staff College (Centre for High Defense Studies in Rome), Head of A8 ITAF Financial Branch, Head of Legal (Penal, Civil and Administrative) Office of Italian Air Force, Head of Management Control Office and Head of Administration Directorate of Italian Air Force.

Abroad, he worked as Head of Administration Branch in Dakovica - Detachment Amiko - Kosovo (1999), Head of Administration Detachment in Nellis - Nevada (2001) and Head of Joint Administration Center in Kuwait (2015).

From 2004 to 2010 he worked as Department of Humanitarian Law and Military Operations Law Chief at the Joint Service Staff College (ISSMI). In this field, he was Director of the "Operational Legal Advisor in the armed forces Course” and coordinated the " Military Law” Branch in the Joint Service Staff College. He worked also as Project Officer in the COCIM (civil and military cooperation) Course.
His main fields of teaching and publications are International Humanitarian Law and Military Operations Law.

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