Ltc. Cosentino Gennaro was born in Bari (Italy) on March 5th 1968. He is graduated as commercial expert and programmer. He joined the Italian Air Force in 1987 as reserve officer and as ordinary officer in 1990. During his service he has held various roles in the development, maintenance and management of Italian Air Force management and logistics information systems.
He has attended several military and ICT courses becoming Senior System Analyst. In the rank of Major he has been the Head of the Development System Group in the Automated Information System Department for four years, leading several information system development projects for Italian Air Force. After he has been qualified as instructor, he has also provided ICT courses to the future Officers in the 3rd Class of the Italian Air Force Military Academy for more than 5 years.
Before coming in the NAEW &CF E-3A Component as Head of Mission System Engineering Division within former Information Technology Wing, he was leading a project for the implementation of Advanced Messaging Services for Collaboration based on Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Lync 2013.