Born in Termini Imerese (Palermo) in 1968, Brigadier General Ignazio LAX attended the 169th Course
(1987–1989) at the Italian Army Military Academy following his studies in
economics. He earned a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Bologna
in 1994. During his academic career, he also graduated at the University of
Trieste in Political Sciences & International Relations, as well as a post-graduation
degree in International Strategical-Military Studies at the Joint Defence High-Studies
Center in Rome.
His first appointment in the rank of First Lieutenant was as Battery Deputy Commander in the 2nd Air Defence
Artillery Regiment in Ravenna. He also served as Cadets’ Platoon Commander at
the Military Academy in Modena, as Air Defence Artillery Battery Commander in
Ravenna, as CBRN Battalion Commander in Civitavecchia (Roma) and as 17thAir Defence Artillery Regiment Commander in Sabaudia (Latina).
BG Lax has also an important background of working in staff at various
levels, from the Army Airmobile Brigade to the joint & combined NRDC-ITA
Staff as well as at the Italian Army General Staff in Rome.
In his military studies, he attended the Italian Army Staff Course in
Civitavecchia, the US Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth
(USA) and the Joint Staff College in Rome.
He served operational tours of duty at SFOR HQ in Sarajevo (BiH, 2000),
at ISAF HQ in Kabul (AFG, 2003), at PJHQ for Op. "Antica Babilonia” in
Northwood (GBR, 2004), and, already promoted to Brigadier General, as Commander
of the Italian Bilateral Assistance and Support Mission in Tripoli (Libya,
He has been appointed as Hub’s Director on 19 November 2018.
BG Lax is married to Chantal and they have four children.