Lieutenant General Pietro SERINO was born on 3rd June 1960 in Rome.
He earned a Scientific Diploma at "Nunziatella" Military School in 1978; later he attended the 160th Course at the Military Academy of Modena and the Application Course at the Officers' School in Turin.
Promoted First Lieutenant of the Signals Army, he was platoon commander, company commander and Operations Branch Chief at the 11th Signals Battalion. Then he was the Commander of "Leonessa" Battalion at the 11th Signals Regiment, the 1st Signals Regiment, the Support Unit of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA) and the Signals Brigade of the Army.
Lieutenant General Serino has also attended the Electronic War Basic Course for Officers, the Military Air cooperation Attaché Course (G-3 Air), the CIMIC Basic Course for Officers, the 117th General Staff Course and the 117th General Staff Upper Course at the Army War School, the Joint Services Staff College and the US Army War College in the United States. He has also earned a University Degree and a 2nd level Master Degree in Strategic Studies at Turin University, as well as a second Master Degree in Strategic Studies at US Army War College.
In quality of General Staff Officer, he was in service at the General Staff of the Army as Attaché Officer at the Recruitment, Status and Promotion Office of the 1st Department and as Branch Chief at the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff Office and at the Financial and General Planning Department. With the rank of Colonel he was the Chief of the Planning Office at the General Staff of the Army.
Promoted Brigadier General, he was Attaché Officer of the Army at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC from 2007 to 2010. Since August 2011 he was Chief of the Financial and General Planning Department of the General Staff of the Army. From September 2013 to October 2016 he was Chief of the Planning Program and Balance General Office of the Defence General Staff.
On 1st January 2016 he was promoted Lieutenant General. Since February 2016 he is President of the Committee for the implementation of the new Defence model according to the White Paper for International Security and Defence.
Lieutenant General Serino is married to Mrs. Doriana and they have got two sons, Daniele and Francesco.