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Change of command of the Prince’s Carabinieri Corps

At the end of the morning of Thursday 20 January, H.S.H. Prince Albert II attended the change of command ceremony of the Prince's Carabinieri Corps which took place in the Cour d'Honneur of the Prince’s Palace in the presence of H.E. the Minister of State, members of the Prince’s new Cabinet, senior Monegasque authorities and the families of the military personnel.

The change of command ceremony between Lieutenant-Colonel Gilles CONVERTINI who was leaving the command and Commander Martial PIED who is taking over the command, took place under the orders of Colonel Tony VARO, Supreme Commander of the Public Services and to the sound of the Orchestra of the Prince's Carabinieri.

Gilles CONVERTINI joined the Prince's Carabinieri Corps on 5 January 1984 at the age of 22. During the following four decades, he rose through the ranks to become Chief of Corps in 2017. After 38 years in the Carabinieri Company, where he served Prince Rainier III and then H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Lieutenant-Colonel Gilles CONVERTINI is stepping down from his position at the head of this institution.

Major Martial PIED began his career in the French army in 1994 at the Saint-Cyr special military school. After several years of experiences in the fields of maintenance, security, counter-terrorism and event management in the French army, he joined Monaco in 2017 to assist Gilles CONVERTINI as Deputy Chief of Corps of the Company of the Prince's Carabinieri.

The change of command ceremony was particularly symbolic as it took place on Saint Sebastian's Day, the patron saint of the Carabinieri Company, which had been celebrated that very morning in Monaco Cathedral.

Change of command of the Prince’s  Carabinieri Corps