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Adriano Marinetti: Generale Designato d’armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale Designato d’armata Adriano Marinetti.

Generale Designato d’armata Adriano Marinetti

Generale Designato d’armata Adriano Marinetti

Born: 30 September 1875 in Verona
Died: 25 October 1954 in Rome

Promotions

Sottotenente: 5 September 1894
Tenente: 7 February 1898
Capitano: 1 April 1909
Maggiore: 28 October 1915
Tenente colonnello: 21 May 1916
Colonnello: 14 June 1917
Generale di brigata: 30 May 1926
Generale di divisione:1 July 1931
Generale di corpo d’armata: 9 May 1934
Generale designato d’armata: 21 February 1938

Assignments

1 December 1924 – 24 May 1925: Chief of Staff, Army Corps of Milano
24 May 1925 – 4 Jun 1925: Transferred to the reserve
4 June 1925 – 30 May 1926: Transferred to the General Staff
30 May 1926 – 13 Jan 1929: Commanding Officer, Brigade “Pistoia”
13 January 1929 – 23 Jan 1933: General Aide de Camp to HM The King 
23 Jan 1933 – 16 Feb 1933: Honorary General Aide de Camp to HM The King
16 February 1933 – 28 Sep 1933: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Padova
28 September 1933 – 26 Feb 1934: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Napoli
26 February 1934 – 1 Oct 1934: at disposition
1 October 1934 – 1 Jul 1937: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Firenze
1 July 1937 – 1 Oct 1937: Designated Commander-in-Chief, Army of Verona
1 Oct 1937 – 15 Mar 1938: Inspector of Infantry
20 April 1938 – 30 Sep 1939: Designated Commander-in-Chief, 1st Army
30 September 1939 – 30 Sep 1941: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
30 September 1941: Transferred to the reserve

The Italian invasion of Egypt in 19...
The Italian invasion of Egypt in 1940

Awards & Decorations

Gran cordone dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 15 January 1940
Gran cordone dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 14 November 1935
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1938
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 11 November 1931
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 7 February 1933
Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 15 November 1925
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 8 January 193
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Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 31 May 1919
Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 13 September 1917
Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 2 April 1916
Medaglia col motto “Libia”
Croce d’oro per anzianità di servizio
Croce al merito di guerra
Medaglia commemorativa della guerra 1915-1918
Medaglia a ricordo dell’Unità d’Italia
Medaglia interalleata della vittoria
Croce di guerra al valore militare
Medaglia mauriziana al merito militare di dieci lustri: December 1937

Additional Notes

Adriano Marinetti was appointed Senator on 5 April 1939. He served as a member of the Armed Forces Commission from 17 April 1939 to 5 August 1943.

Sources:
Bollettino ufficiale delle nomine, promozioni e destinazioni negli ufficiali e sottufficiali del R. esercito italiano
e nel personale dell’amministrazione militare
Senato.it
Generals.dk

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