Vice Admiral (Ret.) Rinaldo Veri


Admiral Rinaldo Veri is an Italian naval officer. He was promoted to the rank of Ammiraglio di squadra (equivalent to Vice admiral) on July 1, 2010 and assumed command of the naval forces of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples on 10 March 2011. As of 23 March 2011, he is commanding NATO naval operation Operation Unified Protector to enforce the arms embargo against Libya  in support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973.


Officer of the Military Order of Italy

Knight of the Military Order of Italy

Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

Mauritian Medal for distinguished Military Service (50 years)

Gold Medal for Air Navigation (20 years)

Silver Medal for Senior Naval Command (15 years)

Honor Medal (2nd grade) for Sea Service

Gold Cross with star for Service Seniority (40 years of service)

Commemorative Medal for International Security Operations and Peacekeeping in Afghanistan

Bronze Medal of Merit for Civil Protection Operations

Commemorative Cross for Public Policing Operations

Commemorative Medal for Aid Operations in the Campania Region Earthquake (1980)

NATO Meritorious Service Medal

NATO Medal for UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo

NATO Medal for Operation Unified Protector

Knight of grand Cross of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.

Officier de l’Ordre National du Merite of the French Republic

Cruz Naval a los Servicios Distinguidos dell’Armada Argentina.

Since March 2017 he is Member of the Board of Directors at the Port Authority System of the Central Adriatic Sea (comprising 6 National Ports). 

He is on the Board of the Association “Assisi Pax International”.

He is Honorary Member of 2 Rotary Clubs and a “Paul Harris Fellow”

He is Honorary Member of the Naples’ Propeller Club.