Commander Joudioux joined the Italian Navy in 1989, attended the US Navy flight school and in 1992 earned his “Wings of Gold” as a fixed-wing multi-engine pilot. He also served as an Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter pilot on board several Italian Ships, flying UH1 helicopters. In 1999, he continued his flight education, becoming flight instructor in NVG, Amphibious, and Special Air Operations for a newly established branch of the Italian Naval Aviation.
In this role, he took part in several operations in the Balkans, Lebanon, Libya and other Mediterranean countries. He also deployed several times to Eritrea and Ethiopia supporting UN peacekeeping missions and to Afghanistan as part of the NATO ISAF Operation.
Commander Joudioux worked, as well, as Base Security Officer and Branch Head of General Support & Transportation at NAS Grottaglie, Italy. In 2014, he was posted to the Harrier Embarked Air Squadron as Executive Officer. Morover in 2018, he also served as Executive Officer of the Naval Air Station in Grottaglie Italy. In 2019, he was assigned to the Italian Navy General Staff in Rome as Section Leader of the Air Operation Support Office before he became Subject Matter Expert for Support Helicopters, Joint Personnel Recovery (JPR), Rotary Wing (RW) Littoral and Special Air Operations within the Air Operation Support Branch of the JAPCC Kalkar.
Information provided is current as of September 2022
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