Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flying Vegetato: Folgore Parachute Brigade

We have to say Commander Masiello must be the most photogenic ISAF leader. It certainly helps when he takes time to jump with his men as Brigadier General assigned to the Folgore Parachute Brigade. This is the largest of Italy's Paratrooper Units. Heading the ISAF Region Command West and flying out of airplanes certainly adds to his "Bad-Ass Resume"

He certainly seemed to enjoy the days activity of free falling near the command's headquarter's in Herat. He was decked out in his Vegetato Camouflage Uniform along with a Woodland Camo chute pack. His region of command has 10 Nations from NATO contributing to its operations, as well as the 2 Non-NATO countries of Ukraine and Georgia.