Major General Enrico DEGNI was born on the 20th of September 1965 in Sora (Frosinone) Italy. He is married to Amelia Ricci and has a daughter, Elena.
He joined the Air force Academy in 1984 and graduated in 1988 with the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Following his graduation he was trained as a W.S.O. (Weapon System Officer) in the United States, where he attended the UNT (Undergraduate Navigator Training) at Mather AFB and “WSO Lead in Fighter Training” at Holloman AFB.
From 1990 to 2004, after the completion of the conversion course on the PA 200 TORNADO Multi Role Attack Aircraft in Cottesmore (UK), he served in the 50th Wing and in the 32nd Wing of the German Air Force’ as an exchange Officer, flying for more than 2500 hours and participating in air operations across Bosnia and Kosovo and being qualified as Weapon Instructor and Electronic Warfare Officer.
In 2004, after being promoted to the rank of Colonel, he was assigned to the Air Staff – Logistic Department, in charge of the Mid Life Update Programmes of Tornado and AM-X attack aircraft.
From 2009 to 2011 he went back to an operational unit as a Wing Commander.
In 2011 he joined the Air Staff again in the Planning Department, as Head of the General Planning and Transformation Branch.
From 2012 to 2015 he was assigned to NATO HQ as Head of the Resource Branch in the Italian Delegation and RPPB (Resource Policy and Planning Board) representative.
From August 2015 to September 2017 he was assigned to the National Armaments Directorate as Deputy Director of the 4th Department – Armament Programs Coordination.
In September 2017 he was appointed Commander of Italian Air Force Academy in Pozzuoli, Naples.
- 1984-1988 Air Force Academy – Neaples
- 1994-1995 Air Staff School – Junior Officers Course - Florence
- 2004 Air Staff School - Senior Officers Course – Florence
- 2005 Nato Defence College – Senior Course – Rome