Di Milia 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Subject Matter Expert

Major Di Milia Massimo Di Milia joined the Italian AF in 2004. He was trained by the USAF and qualified as Military Pilot in 2009. Flying cargo and airlift missions on C-130’s throughout his operational career, he obtained all combat qualifications including assault landing, NVGs, cargo and parachute drops, either over land and sea, as well as Air to Air Refuelling Pilot for fighter aircraft. He was also trained to conduct airdrop operations with the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS), ranging from extra light to heavy payloads. He took part in several air operations in the Balkans ( Kosovo), in the Middle East ( Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq), in Africa ( Somalia, Mali, Nigeria); served multiple times at the Joint Air Task Force of Herat, Afghanistan and at the Task Force Air of Al-Bateen, U.A.E.

He is qualified as International Flight Safety Officer. He is currently serving as the Air Transport Subject Matter Expert at the Joint Air Power Competence Centre.

Information provided is current as of February 2022

From the Author

Policy and Strategy Panel Introduction

From the Washington Pact to NATO 2030
By Maj 
Di Milia 
As the Alliance seeks to build resilience both within the individual nations and across the command structure, synchronizing the focus and efforts for collective defence requires open dialogue and consensus on how to proceed together. [...]

Italian Bio-transport During COVID-19

Blueprint for the Alliance – How the Italian Air Force Managed Bio-transport During the Pandemic
By Lt Gen 
By Maj 
Di Milia 
The Italian Air Force (ITAF) contributes to the Ministry of Defence Coronavirus DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic plan of action with various capabilities and structures. A key example of this is the implementation of the Bio-containment [...]

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