Salvatore Camporeale

Lieutenant General

LTG Salvatore CAMPOREALE was born on the 20 th of August 1962 in Barletta.


He attended the 162th Class (1980 – 1984) at the Military Academy in Modena and Turin.


As Lieutenant, he was assigned to the 1 st Tank Battalion “M.O. Cracco”, in Bellinzago Novarese, serving as platoon Leader and Company Commander. In 1989 he was promoted Captain and moved to the 11th Tank Battalion “M.O. Calzecchi”, in Ozzano dell’Emilia, where he served as Company Commander and Chief S2/S3.


Subsequently, in 1991, he spent two years at the Military Academy serving as Cadets Company Commander.


In 1996, he was assigned to the Defense Staff as staff officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff.


In 1999, as Lieutenant Colonel, he was appointed Commander of the 11th Tank Battalion “M.O. Calzecchi”.


In 2000 he was assigned to the Italian Army General Staff as Chief Protocol branch.


Promoted Colonel in 2004, he was appointed Commander of the 235th Infantry Regiment.


In 2005, he was assigned to the Quirinale Palace, in Rome, as Military Assistant and Aide de Camp for the Army to the President of Italian Republic, being very much involved in the meetings of the Supreme Council of Defence. The Council is a body set forth by the Constitution, chaired by the President of the Republic and constitutes the permanent institutional seat in which to hold a multidisciplinary debate and analysis of the problems related to security and defense.

During the second half of 2009 he spent a tour of duty in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) RC (Capital) in Kabul, as DCOS Operation. Promoted Brigadier General, he was appointed as Commander of the "Ariete” Armoured Brigade.


From 2011 to 2013 he was again serving the Italian Army General Staff as Deputy Chief of Public Information Branch. Promoted Major General in July 2014, he was appointed as Commander of the Military Academy, in Modena. He has been Deputy Commander of the Command Capital in Rome since August 2017 after which, as Lieutenant General, he has been nominated Deputy Commander of Resolute Support Mission (Afghanistan) on 10th November 2018. 


LTG Camporeale has been appointed Commander for Training, Specialization and Doctrine of the Italian Army on 15 th November 2019. 


Highlights of studies and courses he has attended include the: 

  • Basic and Advanced Staff Courses at the Italian Army Staff College (1993 and 1995); 

  • Joint Senior Staff Course (1996); 

  • Royal College of Defense Studies (course 2014) in London; 

  • Key Leader Seminar on Gender Perspective (NCGM-Stockholm).

LTG Camporeale holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Sciences, a Master's Degree in International and Diplomatic Relations and completed a Master in Institutional Communication.