Colonel

Gianfranco 

Liccardo 

Colonel Gianfranco Liccardo joined the Air Force Academy in 1995. In 1999 he received a Political Science degree and in 2001 completed pilot training at Sheppard AFB (USA). From 2002 to 2016 he was assigned to the 156th Sqn, flying the TORNADO and operating in Afghanistan (Operation ISAF), Lybia (Operation Unified Protection) and Iraq (Operation Inherent Resolve).

In 2017 he received a master’s degree in Strategic Studies and was responsible for ‘pilot training policy’ at the Aerospace Planning Department of the ITAF Air Staff. From 2018 he is also working at the IFTS Project Team as Deputy Chief.

He is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flying hours.

Information provided is current as of February 2022

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