The Sponsoring Nations (SNs) are the NATO Member States that are collectively participating in the NATO SP COE providing personnel, equipment, funding and other necassary resources.
As today the NATO SP COE Sponsoring Nations are the following:
Luigi Bramati is a Colonel of the Italian Carabinieri Corps.
In 1994, Col. Luigi Bramati completed his high school classical three-year curriculum at the Military High School “Nunziatella”, in Naples, and then joined the Italian Military Academy. He consequently attended a three-year course at the Carabinieri Officers Academy in Rome, from which he graduated in 1999. In the same year, he graduated in Law from the “Sapienza” University of Studies of Rome. In 2003, he graduated in Political Sciences from the University of Studies “San Pio V” of Rome, and in 2004 in “Internal and External Security Science” from the “Tor Vergata” University of Studies of Rome. During the academic year 2014/2015, he attended the Italian Joint Defense Staff College Course (ISSMI Course) at the Center for Advances Studies of the Italian Defense (CASD), and was awarded a master’s degree in International and Strategic-Military Studies from the “Roma-tre” University.
He was also awarded the title of Defense Legal Advisor in 2015.
He has held various duty positions in Italy and abroad, including in Iraq in 2003 as Deputy Provost Marshal of the Multinational Division South-East in Basra, and in 2006 as International Police Advisor and Staff Officer within the Civilian Police Assistance and Training Team in Baghdad.From 2009 to 2015, he served within the Carabinieri HQ National Operations Room, where he was appointed as Chief of the “Situation Awareness” Section. From 2016 to 2019, he served as Assistant Defense and Defense Cooperation Attaché of the Italian Embassy to the United States, in Washington, DC. Following his three-year tenure as the Carabinieri Provincial Headquarters’ Commanding Officer in Avellino (Southern Italy), as of June 29th, 2023, he is Director of the Stability Policing Centre of Excellence (NATO SP COE), in Vicenza (North-Eastern Italy).
He is author, among other articles and essays, of a research paper published in 2021 by the Center of Military Strategic Studies (Ce.Mi.S.S.) of the Italian Defense, titled “Iraq, 2003-2009: Lessons Learned from the Chilcot Commission, Where Stability Policing Could Have Made a Difference. Ten Considerations for Planners and Commanders”.
Born in 1975, he shares with his wife Stephanie and their three children the love for travel and outdoor sport activities.
Fields of Expertise: International Relationships, Strategic-Military studies, Law Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Organized Crime Investigations, Stability Policing and Stability Policing-related matters, Civil Protection Crisis Management, International Police Cooperation, International Humanitarian Law, Advanced Police Tactical Procedures, Long Range Reconnaissance Patrolling, Public Security Management, Operational Planning.
He was born in Bolu in 1979. He attended Kuleli Military High School in Istanbul and Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, before he was commissioned as a Gendarmerie officer in 2001. Since then, he has 23-year law enforcement experience in many branches of law enforcement missions on theater.
During his duty, he served in the management of commando, leadership ensuring public order and security of district and province and international missions. He attended “Scuola Ufficiali Carabinieri”a Roma as a trainee in 2007 and worked as Liason Monitoring Team-LMT Leader at KFOR/NATO in Kosovo.
As of 2023, he holds the rank of Colonel.
Lieutenant-Colonel Marti Grashof was born in 1967 in the Netherlands. He is a Dutch Army officer within the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. Marti served most of his professional career in multinational operations, mutual international police assistance and in police work in an international context.
In 1989, Marti’s first steps in the military were as a conscript and petty officer in the Royal Marechaussee, where he served as MP.
He attended the Royal Military Academy in Breda in 1998, from which he graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He held positions as MP platoon commander, and within the aviation security branche, as Commanding Officer for High Risk Flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. As a major, Marti was head of the Expertise Centre for Crowd & Riot Control at the Marechaussee Training Center in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
In 2009 Marti was deployed in Afghanistan in the ISAF mission. he served in the province of Uruzgan in the G7 cell of the Task Force Uruzgan. Within the Sector Security Reform branche he was responsible for the training of the Afghan National Police. After this mission he worked at the General Headquarters of the Royal Marechaussee as Chief Officer tot he Director of Operations.
2012 – 2015
From 2012 until 2015 Marti asumed the position of Commanding Officer in the province of Utrecht and Noord-Holland for Marechaussee operations.
In 2015 he joint the EULEX mission in Kosovo where he worked as shiftleader in the Joint Operation Room of the EULEX HQ in Pristina.
In April 2017 he was, as Lieutenant-Colonel, detached from the Royal Marechaussee to the National Police, to work as Head of the Unit Foreign Affairs, of the National Police Information Service Organisation in Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
As of September 2020 he is posted as Chief of Staff at the NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence, Vicenza, Italy.