Lorenzo D’Addario was born in 1964 in Florence.
In 1980 he joined the Military College in Naples.
After graduation at the Military Academy in Modena, he was posted to the ‘Folgore’ Airborne Brigade, in Tuscany. During the period 1988-95, his regimental duties in
the Parachute Infantry included three years as Rifle Platoon Commander and four years as Commander 11th Rifle Company, during which he deployed to Operation Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq, to the Military Support to Civilian Authorities Operation in Sicily and to the United Nations Operation in Somalia II.
From 1995 to 1996 he attended the Army Staff College and was subsequently assigned to the Army General Staff, Operations Branch, as Doctrine Staff Officer.
In 1997 he attended the Advanced Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Bracknell, UK. Upon graduation in 1998, he took the exchange position of Staff Officer Training in HQ 3 (UK) Division. With the Division he deployed in the Summer 1999 to Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, then in its earliest phases. He returned to Rome in 2000 as Staff Officer in the Army General Staff, Training and Doctrine Branch.
In 2001 he was sent to the nascent NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy, in Solbiate Olona, near Milan, as Military Assistant to the Commander where he remained until certification.
He took command of 5th Parachute Battalion in 2003 and in 2004 deployed as Battalion Commander, Multinational Brigade South-West, Kosovo as part of Operation Decisive Endeavour, a period that saw several unrests throughout Kosovo.
In late 2004 he was appointed Chief of the Staff Operations Section, Office of the Deputy Chief of Defence Italy and in 2005 was appointed Military Assistant to Commander Joint Operations HQ.
In 2007 was posted to Norfolk, USA as Executive Assistant to NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
In 2010 he took over Command of 186th Parachute Regiment in Siena and in 2011 deployed to Afghanistan, in the Districts of Bakwa and Gulistan, in the Farah Province, as Commander Task Force South-East, ISAF Regional Command West.
In 2012 he was appointed Deputy Chief Land Transformation Department of the Army General Staff.
From Mar 13 to Feb 15 he was Commander ‘Folgore’ Airborne Brigade, overseeing its transformation and incorporating additional units.
In Feb 15 he was appointed Deputy Head, Plans and Policy Division, Italian Defence General Staff.
He took over Command of KFOR XXIII on 28 Nov 18.
He is married to Julia. They have two children, Elisabetta and Giovanni.