Italian logistics students visit SOC

12 November 2014


15 Italian Air Force Officers visited the Southern Operational Centre (SOC) recently as part of their military logistics training.

The visit, coordinated by the Italian Liaison Office at SOC Taranto, was part of the second phase of the course (training on-the-job), designed to provide direct knowledge of the logistical/operational realities in both national and NATO environments.

During their visit on 28 of October, the attendees were hosted by the SOC Commander Mr Renato LEPORE and the Italian Liaison Officer Major Tommaso PITOTTI. A briefing was presented describing the organization, tasks, principal activities and future programs of the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) and the SOC, and an overview given of the technical and operational features of deployable camps (Capability Package 0156), which is the core business of the SOC.

Following the information briefing, the attendees visited the SOC facilities and an equipment demonstration was mounted to illustrate the deployable camps. “The visitors demonstrated great interest in the NSPA Organization and Mission and the event was such a success that the Italian Air Force Logistics Command wants to continue this cooperation also for the next logistics courses.” explained SOC Commander.