Lieutenant General Vasco Angelotti, the Chief of Staff at JFC Naples, extended a warm welcome to the participants and provided an informative presentation on NATO, its organizational structure, mission, and the ongoing operations under the responsibility of JFC Naples.
"Thank you for today's visit; it has been a great pleasure," Lt. Gen. Angelotti remarked. "I have noticed that the students were attentive and actively engaged throughout our interaction," he continued. "They spent over two hours without their cellphones and made some very interesting questions. I did not expect such challenging questions, indeed," he added. "I share the sentiments of Prof. Esposito when she emphasized the importance of freedom and respect as the core principles of our Alliance," he concluded.
I learned a lot about NATO and the General and the briefers were very clear in their presentations. I recommend to all the students to spend a day like this and to live a similar experience.
The students and teachers from the schools received a comprehensive overview of NATO's history, JFC Naples' role, the situation in Ukraine, the contributions of international civilians within NATO, and the significance of communication and cybersecurity. Following the presentations, a question and answer session took place, allowing the students and teachers to engage with the general and the presenters.
“I thank the General and the briefers for your great hospitality, affection and simplicity, for having welcomed us like a family," expressed Prof. Antonella Esposito, Principal of "Giovanni Amendola." She further stated, "In our school we have implemented a civic education class. We have touched today with our hands the real civic education thanks to your incredible behavior and your professional briefings. You have opened a window to the world and gave us tools for being free citizens. We now understand that the NATO Alliance is founded on principles of respect and freedom."