Brigadier General Luca PIPERNI was born in Udine, Italy on 20th April 1972. He attended the Italian Army Military Academy in Modena and Turin from 1990 to 1995 (172° Course) and graduated with university degree in Political Science. He received his Commission as an Artillery 2nd Lieutenant in 1992. After that, upon completion of his Officer's training, he was appointed as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) 1st Lieutenant.
Command activities in Italy 1995-1998/2000-2004/2013-2015/2019-2021
As a Company Grade Officer: Deputy Commander of an Anti-Aircraft Artillery battery while serving with 18th AAA Regiment "Sforzesca" in Rimini (1995-96); cadet platoon leader at the Military Academy of Modena (1996-1998); Flight Squadron Commander at the 7th Army Aviation Regiment "Vega" in Rimini (2000-2004).
As a Field Grade Officer: Commander, 54th Army Aviation Group "Cefeo" of the 4th Army Aviation Regiment "Altair" (2013-2015) and Commander of 4th Army Aviation Regiment "Altair" in Bolzano (Sept. 2019- Apr. 2021).
Helicopter pilot 1998-2000
In 1998, after applying for Army Aviation Pilot selection, he attended the primary flight training course at the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) in Ft. Rucker (Alabama), achieving the military helicopter pilot license. Back to Italy, he attended the advanced pilot training course at the Italian Army Aviation Training Center in Viterbo, achieving the Army Aviation pilot qualification in 2000. He is qualified on Bell
TH-67, Bell OH-58C, Agusta-Bell AB-206 and Agusta-Bell AB-205 (UH-1) helicopters.
Staff activities 2004-2013/2015-2018
2004-2006: upon completion of the Army Staff Officers course in Turin, he was assigned to the Army General Staff in Rome where he served as a Staff Officer of Personnel Department.
2009-2011: he served as a Staff Officer of Joint Center of Modelling & Simulation, Defence General Staff.
2011-2013: upon completion of the Army Senior Staff Officers course in Rome, he served as a Staff Officer of the Army General Staff Planning and Finance Office.
2015-2018: he was posted to the Cabinet Office of the Ministry of Defence, where he served as Head of Section and Division Chief of Military Policy Office.
Courses, assignments and operations carried out abroad 2002-2019
Brigadier General PIPERNI participated to NATO operation in Kosovo as Flight Squadron Commander (2002 and 2003). In 2003 he attended the Captain Aviation Career Course at the USAACE in Ft. Rucker, Alabama. From 2006 to 2009 he served as a Staff Officer in the C4I Division – Technology Coordination Branch at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). From Jun. 2018 to Aug. 2019 he served as Task Force ITALAIR Commanding Officer and Italian National Contingent Commander in Naqoura within UNIFIL Mission in Lebanon.
On April to August 2021 he was assigned to the AVES Brigade to conduct the readiness activities for the Kosovo Operational Theater.
From the 16th August 2021 he was assigned to the Command of the Land Operational Forces and Command Army operational where he serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.
On the 17th of November 2021, he assumed his duty as Deputy Commander of the Kosovo Force.
Married to Mrs. Daniela, he has a son, Matteo, 15 years old.