Lieutenant Colonel



Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Subject Matter Expert

Lieutenant Colonel Livio Rossetti was commissioned in the Italian Army in 1993, as an infantry officer. After three years he transited to the Army Aviation schools and graduated as a rotary-wing pilot in 1998. Lieutenant Colonel Rossetti has served as Platoon Commander, Squadron Commander, and S3-cell Chief. He has flown utility helicopters AB-206, AB-205, AB-212, AB-412, as well as the AW-129, Mangusta, combat helicopter. As an aircrew and staff officer, he has deployments to the Balkans Peninsula (Albania, Kosovo), Middle East (Lebanon, Iraq) and Central Asia (Afghanistan). Lieutenant Colonel Rossetti is a qualified CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) specialist, an airmobile instructor, and he is currently stationed at the JAPCC – Kalkar, as Air-Land Operations expert in the Combat Air Branch.

Information provided is current as of January 2022

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