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Fernando Cerutti

Rear Admiral (ret) Fernando Cerutti

Senior Consultant, Naval Vessel Division, Fincantieri & Seastema

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) specialist on frigates, destroyers, and staffs.

Operational activities include...

  • US Navy 1986 operations against Libya,
  • escort operations in the Persian Gulf during the Iran–Iraq conflict,
  • Operation Desert Storm, including embargo and MCM operations off Kuwait,
  • Embargo Operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • Involvement in Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations from Albania.
  • Participation to Operation Unified Protector against Libya
  • Training Adviser of the NATO Transition Cell–Iraq, in Baghdad;

Served also in the...

-USA, as NATO Officer, and as National Liaison Officer to the US Naval Doctrine Command;

-Fleet Staff and General Staff as ASW specialist, coordinator for the definition phase of the FREMM program, and national representative/Scientific Committee at NATO bodies.

-SHAPE (Belgium), dealing with planning for Afghanistan and Contingency Plans.

-STRIKFORNATO, in Naples, as the Director of Operations.

During his career he also:

-Contributed to the drafting of the publication Multinational Maritime Operations within the US Navy;

-Drafted several national doctrine publications, including the ASW Concept of Operations and Experimental Tactics on ASW;

He is now an independent consultant at Fincantieri and Seastema.



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