Transformation Operations Branch Head


Captain Massimiliano Nannini, ITA-N
Centre of Excellence (CJOS COE)
Norfolk, VA, USA

Captain Massimiliano Nannini was born in a small town in the district of Alessandria in the north west part of Italy where he completed his primary and secondary education. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1990 achieving a Maritime and Naval Sciences degree from the University of Pisa, Italy. He later attended the International Class “A” Course on Hydrography achieving a Master’s degree in Geomatics. Captain Nannini spent most of his career as Hydrographer, in different positions mainly focused to Geo-Metoc support to the Italian armed Forces.

He has commanded ITS PIOPPO (1998), ITS ARETUSA and ITS GALATEA (1999-2000), and ITS MAGNAGHI (2008). Captain Nannini has also served shore appointments including Head of Survey and Production Department of the Italian Hydrographic Office, acting as National Military Hydrographer, national Representative at Defense General Staff for Safety of Navigation and Geo-Metoc Bilateral Arrangements.

Major Awards And Decorations: Silver Medal for extended Command; Honor Medal (2nd degree) for sea duty; Distinguished Navy Service Award (25 years);
Captain Nannini enjoys outdoors activities such as golf, running and sailing.