The General Staff of the Army is the high command that defines the Armed Forces policies.
After the reform implemented by the law on the high military commands, the General Staff of the Army has scaled its structure, it has assigned any direct management tasks to the Inspectorates and it has assumed tasks of study, research, development and general policy of the Armed Forces.
At the dependencies of the Deputy Chief of General Staff there are the Office of the Deputy Chief of General Staff, the Administrative Office, the Special Operations Office, the OCS General Security Office, the Document Flows Office, the Directorship for the Central Coordination of the Vigilant Prevention and Protection Service, the Infrastructural Department and the six Departments of the General Staff of the Army, as well as the Financial Planning General Office, the Army Penitentiary Organization and the Salary Unique Centre. Moreover, there are the National Recruitment Centre of the Army (1st Department), the Olympic Sport Centre of the Army, the Horse Riding Military Centre and the Central Logistic Department (5th Department) and the Army Electronic System Centre (4th Department).
The General Staff of the Army is located in Rome, XX September street 123/A – 00187 Rome.