COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2023 Release No. 2023-04-02
U.S. Space Command and the Italian Defence General Staff signed an arrangement to assign an Italian liaison officer to USSPACECOM, Apr. 19, 2023.
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, USSPACECOM commander, and Italian Air Force Brig. Gen. Davide Cipelletti, Chief of the Space Policy Office of the Italian Defence General Staff, signed the agreement during Space Symposium 38 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In order to strengthen the U.S.-Italian military partnership in the space domain, the liaison officer will provide Italian armed forces expertise and insights to USSPACECOM, facilitate communications among Italian and U.S. space units, support U.S.- Italy space-related partnership opportunities, and perform tasks that are mutually beneficial for the U.S.-Italian defense cooperation.
Foreign liaisons officers are direct conduits into USSPACECOM headquarters and represent their host nation’s equities. The Italian liaison officer will serve as the national representative for all aspects of USSPACECOM-Italy cooperation with regard to the military use of space, and share insight and recommendations to improve bilateral and multilateral relationships.
Media queries should be sent to U.S. Space Command Public Affairs Office at 719-554-3478 or USSPACECOM.PA.MEDIA@us.af.mil
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