Official biography
Sebastiano Comitini

Italian Carabinieri Brigadier General Sebastiano Comitini

Director, Senior Executive Seminar
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Italian Carabinieri Brig. Gen. Sebastiano Comitini serves as the Director of the Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

He attended the military school of the Army and the Military Academy. His first duty assignment was in 1980, when he served as a platoon commander within the 1 paratrooper Regiment of Carabinieri. His career continued inside the Special Intervention Group (GIS) for six years, then as Territorial Company (District) Commander.

He has a degree in Political Science at the University of Siena.
In 90,s, back to the paratrooper Regiment, he deployed to Somalia (1993-94) and Bosnia

In 1997, he was appointed as GIS (Special Intervention Group) Commander, and in 2000, he covered the position of Provincial Commander for three years before the deployment in Hebron (West Bank) as Deputy Head of TIPH (Temporary international mission in Hebron) for one year.

Returned to the paratrooper Regiment, as Commander, he was deployed in Iraq (2005) as MSU (Multinational Specialized Unit) Commander and in Kosovo (2007) within the EUPT-K (EU planning Team-Kosovo) as Police expert and in the initial Phase of EULEX as Special Police Department Commander.

Back to Italy, he was assigned to the COESPU (Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units) in lead of the Training Department. After two years, as Brigadier General, he was deployed to Afghanistan as NTM-A\ CTAG-P (Combined Training Advisory Group-Police) Commander. Back to Italy, he was assigned as Commander to the 2nd mobile Brigade of Carabinieri.

He also served as Director of the EUPST (EU Police Service Training) exercise executed in Italy and in Kenia between 2011 and 2014.

His awards and decorations include the Knight of the Military Order of Italy, The Meritorious Bronze Cross of the Italian Army and the U.S. Legion of Merit.