Giorgio Battisti is a retired Lieutenant General in the Italian Army after 44 years of military service. His last assignment was Commander Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Rome.

Throughout his career General Battisti has held multiple command and staff positions in Italy and abroad. He took part in the UN mission to Somalia in 1993, and the NATO one to Bosnia in 1997. Furthermore, he deployed to Afghanistan four times, in 2001/02, 2003, 2007 and 2013/14. During his last tour of duty in Kabul General Battisti served as ISAF HQs Chief of Staff.

Gen. Battisti’s education includes a degree as well as a 2nd level Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Turin.

He is Vice President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo), since September 2019, member of the Italian Atlantic Committee (Rome) and the Institute for Global Security and Defense Affairs (Abu Dhabi). Since October 2015 he is member of the Scientific and Technical Committee at the Cattolica University Political Studies Faculty (Milan).

Author of several essays, General Battisti has also participated in vocationally oriented conferences in national (Enna/Kore, LUISS/Rome, Cattolica University/Milan, Modena, Pavia, Perugia, San Marino, Udine, Viterbo) and international universities (NATO Defense College, Taiwan National Defense University, Webster University/Geneve, UBT e University of State Pristina/Kosovo), cultural institutes as well as in Italian companies and corporations.

Amongst his many distinctions he has received the US Bronze Star Medal, the US Legion of Merit and l’Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite of the French Republic.