Brunssum, The Netherlands – On the 2nd February, Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) hosted a visit of 49 students from the Italian
Military College, “Nunziatella”. The students were accompanied by the School’s Commander and a delegation of the School staff.
Learning of the highest quality, such as that imparted within the walls of Nunziatella, together with a long-lasting personal and professional commitment will always bear fruit
Commander JFC Brunssum, General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, welcomed the Cadets, saying that he was particularly happy to host them – since his own military career began when he attended the school from 1977 to 1980.
The Cadets had the opportunity to visit the Joint Operations Centre (JOC), the nerve centre of JFCBS. They also received briefs on the structure of NATO and JFCBS’ place within it, including the tasks, responsibilities, and capabilities of the headquarters in planning and conducting Joint operations across all domains in its Area of Responsibility.
During his speech, General Miglietta told the young Cadets how "learning of the highest quality, such as that imparted within the walls of Nunziatella, together with a long-lasting personal and professional commitment will always bear fruit".
The visit was part of a program of cultural activities organised annually to support the educational aims of the School. Prior to JFC Brunssum, the students had already visited European institutions in Brussels and the Belgian Royal Academy.
In 1787, King Ferdinando IV of Borbone founded the Royal Military Academy in Naples, which is the oldest Italian institution of military education still in operation.
After reforms in 1908, the Nunziatella assumed its current structure – two parallel courses of study lasting three years, one classical and one
technical/scientific. Potential students must be between 15 and 17 years of age; those who successfully gain a place follow a high school-style programme combined with intense physical training and sport. At the end of the course, cadets can elect to follow either a military career or a civilian course of study at university.
Among the alumni of the school are numbered many prestigious military, cultural, political and professional figures from Italian and international society.