Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Italy and the Department of Defense of the United States of America Concerning the Use of Installations/Infrastructure by U.S. Forces in Italy, “Civilian personnel” are those personnel contemplated in Article 6 of the Bilateral Agreement which covers, in addition to the “civilian component” of a force, persons such as those listed below, who are closely affiliated with the United States Armed Forces and under their authority, but not employed directly by them, on the condition that the presence of such persons in Italy is recognized by both governments as necessary in connection with the functioning of the installations:
- Employees of other United States Government Departments;
- Essential personnel of the USO, Schools, Post Exchanges, Commissaries, Credit Unions, and Red Cross;
- Technical representatives of firms having special relations with the United States Armed Forces, when such persons come to Italy for other than temporary visits.
For the procedures on how to receive accreditation as civilian personnel, please go to the Defense Contractor Personnel Office website: http://www.eur.army.mil/g1/content/CPD/docper/docper_italyOps.html