NAPLES, Italy – Allied Joint Force Command Naples showcased state-of-the-art Italian Army infantry equipment as part of a new professional development program, March 3, 2016.
The 8th Infantry Regiment and 21st Assault Engineers Regiment from the Garibaldi Infantry Brigade (Brigata Bersaglieri "Garibaldi”) of Caserta arranged the display of weapons, mortars, night vision equipment and explosive ordnance disposal robots for members of JFC Naples, the 2nd NATO Signal Battalion, National Support Elements and Italian Headquarters (Quartiere Generale Italiano) personnel.
"The purpose of this event was to encourage familiarization of other allies’ equipment among the headquarters,” said JFC Naples Command Sergeant Major Marcus Meyer. "It’s important for military members to gain knowledge of equipment besides their own because it enhances our interoperability.”
The display is meant to be the first of many professional development programs which will highlight ally member capabilities. The overall program was planned by the JFC Naples noncommissioned officer corps to assist in training and developing NATO members.
Story and photos by Allied Joint Force Command Naples public affairs