Col. Paolo di Bella

PhD Program in Mathematical Modelling and Simulation, DIMS

formerly Doctrine Standards & Methodology Section Chief at NATO M&S Center of Excellence

Italian Army

Col. Paolo DI BELLA was appointed as Doctrine Standards & Methodology Section Chief of the NATO Modeling and Simulation Centre of Excellence in ROME in December 2011. He graduated from the Italian Army Signal School as Signal Corps 2nd Lieutenant in 1986, and subsequently was appointed as Platoon Commander and Company Commander. From 2001 to 2002 he participated in Operation Joint Forge inside Multinational Division South East, then from 2003 to 2004 he was assigned to TIPH (Temporary International Presence in Hebron) . In 2004 he joined Operation OIF in Iraq, and afterwards he attended the Army Officer Staff Course. In 2005 he joined NATO RAPID Deployable Corps Italy, and participated in Operation ISAF VIII in Kabul in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed as G6 Chief Requirements in NATO Deployable Corps Greece. In 2013 he joined operation ISAF XXII as Chief Information Security Officer. Col. Di Bella has attended the NATO M&S Basic Course, the NATO CAX Certification Course, The Modelling & Simulation Educational Package (Basic and Advanced), SILENI Courses. Col. Di Bella, in discharging his duty in the M&s CoE, has been involved in several projects and activities as Human Behavior Modelling, Stanag Ratification, and Lecturer at the NATO MS Basic Course and NATO CAX Course. Col. Di Bella was actively involved in SIMCJOH Project from Italian MoD side and presented Human Behavior Models and Strategic use of Simulation within several International Conferences (e.g. I3M, NATO CAX Forum, WAMS, SpringSim, etc.); he was key note speaker at I3M2015. After being promoted Colonel, he joined back ISAF in Kabul.
Col. Di Bella holds the following Academic qualifications: Since 2017 he has been enrolled in PhD Program in Mathematical Modelling and Simulation, DIMS.

Col Di Bella is a CMSP by NTSA.

Col. Di Bella enjoys playing war games, tactical boardgames and strategy games in his free time .