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​​​​​​​​The Italian Army has a structure organized in "functional areas" (operational, logistic, infrastructural, training and territorial). On its top there is the Chief of the General Staff of the Army who has the function of Armed Force Commander; he is also responsible for the organization and the training of the Army. In performing his duties, the Chief of the General Staff of the Army has got a General Staff headed by a Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Army in addition to High Commands: the Training Specialization and Doctrine Command (COMFORDOT), with functions in training, specialization, qualification and updating of the personnel as well as in the development of the "analytic" and "employment" doctrine; the Logistic Command (COMLOG) that offers logistic support to the Forces; the Operational Land Forces Command and Army Operational Command (COMFOTER ), responsible for the training of the operational component; ​the Northern and Southern Operational​ Forces Command (COMFOP NORD and COMFOP SUD); the Alpine Troops Command (COMTA); the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (NRDC-ITA) and the Operational Land Forces Support Command (COMFOTER SUPPORTO).​