The origins of the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" Brigade are connected with those of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade formed on 7th March 1835 by the Cavalry Regiments of "Royal Piedmont", "Genova" and "Aosta"; they were reduced to the "Royal Piedmont" and "Novara" Regiments on 4th October 1836. In October 1849 it is dissolved. It was started up again for the war campaign of 1859, with the Regiments of "Savoy" and "Genova". In October 1859, included in the Cavalry Division as a reserve, it assumed the name of Armoured Brigade for the different names of its regiments, calling to mind the previous name of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade.
After having been dissolved in 1863 it is formed again after three years with the "Nice" and "Royale Piedmont" Regiments, for the campaign in 1866. It was started up again in 1870 by decree of 4th December, assuming a different organization over the time.
During the Great War its regiments fought on foot and on horseback, showing their valor in Plava, Monte Cosich, Musile, in the protection of the retreat towards the Piave, in Pozzuolo del Friuli and in the last year of war in Vittorio Veneto, Livenza, Ponte Fiaschetti; it concluded its campaign in Carnia.
After the law of 11th March 1926 it was named "2nd Cavalry Superior Command but, in June 1930, it was renamed "2nd Cavalry Brigade". In 1935 it changed again its name: 2nd Rapid Brigade and then 2nd "Emanuele Filiberto Testa di Ferro" Rapid Brigade. Since 1st February 1938 it was dissolved and assumed the configuration of Deputy Command of the Rapid Division.
On 1st April 1957 in Gradisca d'Isonzo the Cavalry Brigade Command was formed and it had at its dependencies the 2nd Piedmont, 4th Genova and 5th Novara Armoured Cavalry Regiments. On 1st January 1959 it became "Pozzuolo del Friuli" Cavalry Brigade, in memory of the place where the 2nd Brigade had fought on 29th – 30th October 1917, with the 2nd Piedmont Cavalry Regiment, the 4th Genova Cavalry Regiment, the 5th Lanciari di Novara Cavalry Regiment and the 8th Artillery Regiment for self-propelled campaign.
With the reorganization of the Army, since 1st October 1975 it assumed the name of "Pozzuolo del Friuli" Armoured Brigade that was part of the "Mantova" Mechanized Division; it included Command, Command and Signals Unit, the 4th "Cavalry Genova" Mechanized Squadrons Group, the 5th "Lancieri di Novara" Tank Squadrons Group, the 28th "Cavalleggeri di Treviso" Tank Squadrons Group, the 120th "Po" Artillery Group for self-propelled Campaign, Logistics Battalion, Antitank Squadron, Engineer Company.
The Brigade had also a twin unit called "Vittorio Veneto" Armoured Brigade that included the Squadrons Groups of 2nd "Piedmont", 6th "Aosta", 9th "Florence" and 8th "Pasubio", a Logistics Battalion, a Command Unit and smaller units. Deployed in Trieste, the Brigade was part of the "Folgore" Mechanized Division; in 1986 it became independent and on 31st July 1991 it was dissolved.
In 1991 the Brigade was renamed "Pozzuolo del Friuli" Cavalry Brigade and assumed the configuration of a big armoured unit including: the Command, a Command and Tactical Supports Unit, the 2nd "Cavalry Piedmont" Regiment, the 4th "Cavalry Genova" Regiment, the 5th "Lancieri di Novara" Regiment, the 8th Artillery Regiment for "Pasubio" self-propelled Campaign, the 84th "Venice" Battalion and the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" Logistics Battalion.
During 1996 it was awarded with the "Golden Seal" by the Municipality Council of Palamnova and with the Honorary Citizenship by the Municipality Council of Pozzuolo del Friuli. In January 1997 it gave the Artillery Command the 84th "Venice" Regiment.
After the reorganization of the Projection Forces Command, since 1st December 2000 it has taken into its ranks the "Serenissima" Marines Regiment; in September 2001 it gave the 8th "Pasubio" Regiment in exchange for the 52nd "Centauro" Regiment that was then substituted by the "horseback" Artillery Regiment.