Brigadier General Romano graduated from the Italian Military Academy in Modena in 1989. In 1999 he attended the Scuola di Guerra, the Italian equivalent of the Staff College and the Istituto Superiore di Stato Maggiore Interforze, the Italian equivalent of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, in 2003.
Brigadier General Romano, as junior officer, served in the 2nd and 32nd Tank Regiments where he commanded at platoon and company level.
Promoted Lieutenant Colonel in 2008 and Colonel in 2012, he took, respectively, the command of the 80th Training Battalion and 80th Training Regiment in Cassino.
He served in a number of the Italian Army HQs covering different Functional Areas, such as PAO, G9 (CIMIC), G3 (Ops) and G2 (Security).
Throughout his military career, Brigadier General ROMANO has served three tours of duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina in NATO and EU Operations.
Brigadier General Romano holds a degree in Strategic Sciences and three Master degrees: International Strategic Studies, Strategic Studies and Geopolitics in Mediterranean area.
His awards include:
• Knight of the Italian Republic Order of Merit;
• Commemorative Cross for operations in BiH;
• Golden Medal for Commander seniority;
Brigadier General Romano is married and has two children.