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Jun 6 2023

University of Naples “Parthenope” Visited JFC Naples

Naples, Italy – A delegation of students and professors from the University of Naples “Parthenope”, Department of Science and Technology, directed by Prof. Giorgio Budillon, visited Allied Joint Force Command Naples on June 6.

JFC Naples Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Vasco Angelotti, on behalf of the JFC Naples Commander, Admiral Stuart B. Munsch, addressed the participants with welcoming remarks.

Lt.Gen. Angelotti began with an overview of the political-military structure of NATO and JFC Naples, highlighting NATO’s ability to respond to crisis while maintaining an active role in supporting Allied Partners. He also highlighted Italy’s importance as one of the founding Nations of the Alliance, and its important contributions to peace over the years. Lt.Gen. Angelotti also spoke of the 2022 NATO Strategic Concept as a guiding light for all Alliance activities and focused on “Deterrence” as a theme of its foundation.

The conference was divided in two sessions; the first session focused on JFC Naples and its history and mission, the Joint Operations Center‘s activities, the conflict in Ukraine and the cyber security.

The second session provided an overview on climate change, its legal aspects, the impact on the geopolitical situation and the new NATO approach to the human security within the NATO Strategic Direction South HUB. It also highlighted NATO’s contributions to face the climate changes, and its support to Allies and Partners when confronting related issues.

 Lt. Vasco Angelotti, JFC Naples Chief of Staff, Prof. Giorgio Budillon, Director of the Department of Science and Technology, University of Naples "Partenope" (left), Prof. Yuri Cotroneo, SSD GEO12 Oceanography and Physics of the Atmospheres (right).

At the end of the presentations, the students participated in a questions and answers session with the General and the briefers.

“I’d like to express my personal gratitude to the Professors, the students and the Parthenope University for the opportunity to have visited JFC Naples and for listening to our presentations” Lt.Gen. Angelotti said “ The cooperation between the University and our Command is a growth opportunity for all of us. I wish the students a successful ending of the academic year, and hope to see you again in future” he concluded.

“It has been a great experience and privilege to visit JFC Naples today” Prof. Budillon said “ I have been very happy to see my students listening the presentations with much interest and attention” he continued “we learnt the role of NATO, which is so close to us, and I was also impressed to see how many topics our University and JFCNP could share, including cyber-security, legal aspects of climate change and human security. I look forward to continue our cooperation in future.” he concluded.

The students had the opportunity to visit the Community Center and its facilities.

University visits are part of JFCNP’s community relations campaign designed to establish strong cultural and social links with civic society, while strengthening relationships with local and regional institutions.


Story by Diana Sodano, JFC Naples Public Affairs Office

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