Born in Rome in 1950, Lieutenant General De Vincenti attended the Air Force Academy.
As pilot of the interceptor aircraft F104 Starfighter, he was assigned to the 51st Air Wing in Istrana (TV) where he served in various capacities, including Commander of the 22nd Fighter Squadron.
In 1986 he was assigned to the staff of the General Secretariat/National Armaments Directorate where he served with the 4th Department, Research and Development. In this capacity he was responsible for negotiations and execution of the Memorandum of Understanding and the technical and administrative management of the most significant Air Force projects, including those for the Eurofighter 2000 Typhoon, EH101 and NH90 helicopters and AV-8B Plus aircraft.
From 1992 to 1994 he commanded the 9th Wing of Grazzanise, followed by subsequent assignments to Air Force Staff as Chief of the Plans and Doctrine Office and National Representative to the NATO Panel on Air Defence Philosophy and Nato Air Defence Committee.
From September 1997 he participated in the establishment of the Joint Operational Headquarters and the development of its conceptual posture. As Chief of the Planning Department he was also responsible for the Italian participation in the operation in East Timor.
In 2001 he was selected Defence and Air Force Attaché for the Italian Embassy to Germany in Berlin, with accreditation at the Italian Embassies to Holland and Denmark.
Upon his return to Italy, in 2004, he was assigned to the Italian Air Force Operational Command, first as Commander of the Air Operations Division and subsequently as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff.
In June 2009, he was appointed Commander of the Air Force Operational Command and Commander of the NATO 5th Combined Air Operations Centre, located in Poggio Renatico (FE) until June 2010 when he was assigned to the NATO Headquarters in Bagnoli as Chief of Staff, Joint Force Command and, by virtue of the Berlin Plus Agreement, the related post of Head of European Union Command Element.
General De Vincenti has a degree in Aeronautical Sciences and is a Commendatore of the Italian Republic. He has been awarded numerous decorations, including "Officer of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany”.
General De Vincenti is married to Miriam and has two children, Francesco and Gaia.
In addition to the numerous courses required for Officer Pilots, Gen De Vincenti has also attended the following courses:
- Crisis Management, NATO School (Oberammergau, GE),
- Combined Forces Air Component Commander, Maxwell Air Force Base (Alabama, USA),
- the Royal Marine Station Senior Officers Warfare Seminar,
- the Mediterranean Dialogue General and Flag Officer Course, NATO Defence College (Roma),
- the Steadfast Pinnacle Seminar, as preparation for the Senior Flag Officers course on planning and employment of the NATO Response Forces, at NC3A (The Hague, NL).