Military brooch in enamelled metal with double clip closure measures 7 cm x 3.8 cm.
The 4th Alpine Parachute Regiment, despite being a department with an alpine connotation,
from 1 July 2014 it no longer depends on the Alpine Troops Command
but by the Army Special Forces Command, along with the 185th Reconnaissance Acquisition Regiment
Objectives Thunderbolt, to the 9th "Col Moschin" parachute assault regiment and to the 28th
"Pavia" Operational Communications Regiment.
The Regiment, composed exclusively of highly trained and equipped volunteer personnel,
he is delegated to military tasks of sensitive strategic / tactical value, to special operations, to tasks
light infantry at high risk and direct action. In 2018 he was elevated to the rank of special force.
Its members are all qualified as Ranger, after a long and intense training course;
their prerogative is above all to be paratroopers in the mountains, combining the best
operational skills of the two alpine and parachute specialties; stand out from it
long range reconnaissance capabilities, high mobility in arctic / mountain contexts, excellent
exploration capabilities (by stealth) and acquisition of objectives, as well as for direct actions in depth
(Priority task of the unit, the latter, together with the general light infantry task
and use for sudden tasks) are therefore frequently used in crisis areas
(especially - but not only - in mountain areas). The current commander is the colonel
Alessio Cavicchioli. The department worked until December 2010 in Bolzano, from January 2011
it was decided to move to the current headquarters in Montorio Veronese.