Colonel Gianmarco Di Loreto joined the Air Force Academy in 1997, where he graduated as 1st of his class. On completion of NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) School, he flew Electronic Warfare TORNADO fighter jet. In 2010 at Edwards AFB (US), he became an Experimental Test Pilot and accumulated 10 years of experience in the field of acquisition and aircraft experimentation on more than 80 different aeroplanes and helicopters. Among other duties, he completed the first transoceanic crossing of the F-35 and was a demo pilot of the C-27J Spartan transport aircraft. He attended the Senior Course at the NATO Defence College in 2019, graduated ‘with honour’ and won the Eisenhower Prize with his academic team. After being Section Chief of the General Planning and Transformation Office in the Aerospace Planning Department, he then became Vice Head of the Office, responsible for the coherent development of the AF Main Capability Areas. He is currently assigned to the Ministry of Defence Cabinet – Office for Military Policy.
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