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                            31 August 2004

    Biographical Note

    Major-General Palmieri Appointed Chief Military Observer in UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

    NEW YORK, 30 August (UN Headquarters) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today the appointment of Major-General Guido Palmieri of Italy as Chief Military Observer in the United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

    Major-General Palmieri was born in 1944 and has served in the Italian armed forces since 1967.  He attended Artillery Officers School and Command and Staff Colleges in Quetta, Pakistan and is a graduate in Strategic Science from the University of Torino. He also served as Assistant Military Attaché in New Delhi. He has held staff and command appointments up to the regiment level. Since 1994, he has worked with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), where he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in 1999 and Deputy Assistant Director of the Cooperation and Regional Security Division from 1999-2002.

    General Palmieri has been decorated with the Medal of an Officer of the Order for Merit of the Italian Republic, the Mauritanian Medal for Merit with 10 lustres of Military Service, the Silver Medal for Merit of the Italian Red Cross, the Long Service of Command Medal and the Extended Service Gold Cross.

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