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Scuola Militare
"Teulié"
File:Scuola Militare Teulie coat of arms.jpg
School's coat of arms
Active 1839-1848
1859-1869
1873-1894
1935-1943
1996-today
Country Flag of Italy (1861–1946).svg Kingdom of Italy

Flag of Italy.svg Italian Republic
Allegiance Flag of NATO Nato
Branch Flag of Italy (1860).svg Royal Italian Army
Coat of arms of the Esercito Italiano (1991-2014).svg Italian Army
Type Military School
Role Secondary school: Liceo scientifico, Liceo Classico
Size 180 cadets
Garrison/HQ Milan, Corso Italia, 58
Nickname(s) “Military School of the first Tricolour”
Motto(s) Iterum alte volat
(from Latin: Flying high again)
Engagements Five Days of Milan
Decorations Valor dell'esercito bronze medal BAR.svg Army Bronze Medal for Military Valour
Website http://www.esercito.difesa.it
Commanders
Current
commander
col. Maurizio Patanè[1]

The Scuola Militare "Teulié" (Military School Teulié) is a military school of the Italian Army and is one of the oldest military academies in the world. The school is located in the city of Milan in an historical building, which has recently been renovated. The motto of the school is Iterum alte volat, which means Flying high again.

History[]

The history of the school is diverse and complex. The building that currently hosts the school was built in the Middle Ages as the Hospital of Saint Celso. Later, in 1758 it became the Cistercian monastery of Saint Luke and was used as a military hospital first and then, at the hands of Pietro Teulié, as a military orphanage. With the advent of the Napoleonic Italian Kingdom, the orphanage's name was changed to Royal College of the Military Orphans. In 1839 the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, converted the orphanage to the Imperial college of cadets. In 1848 the cadets took part in the Five Days of Milan, after which the building hosted the Royal school of artillery.

With the return of the Austrians the school was not reopened to punish the insurgents of the Five Days of Milan and it was, instead, turned into a military hospital.

The college will open in 1859 as the Military College of Milan and closed again in 1869 due to financial difficulties. The school, however, opens in 1873 thanks to the new Army regulations, approved that year, but in 1894 is forced to close again.

During World War I the building is used as a military barrack but in 1935 the Fascist government founds the Military School of Milan which will close with the Badoglio proclamation in 1943.

In the following 53 years the building was used as headquarters of the III Corps of the Italian army, until 1996 when the school was reopened as a branch of the Nunziatella military school. The school became independent in 1998 and was first designated second military school of the Army and ultimately Military School "Teulié".

Summarising, the military school has been open for about 60 of the 207 years since its foundation. The following cohorts of cadets have followed since the reopening: Turinetto I, Masotto II, Musso II, Camozzini II, Buffa di Perrero II, Ferrari II, Fadini II, Fumi II, Platone II, Marinetti I, Ruocco I, Del Din I, Serafino I, Spagnolo I, Paglia I, Zamorani I. The names of the cohorts are chosen in honour of those cadets who have been awarded a Medal of Military Valor.

Notable ex cadets[]

Education of cadets[]

Academic activities[]

The military school "Teulié" follows the regulations of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research for the Liceo Scientifico and Liceo Classico.

Sport activities[]

The cadets normally practice two of the following sports:

  • Swimming
  • Equestrianism
  • Volleyball
  • Judo
  • Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Track and field
  • Basketball
  • Karate

Military activities[]

The young cadets have to take part in military drills as well as studying and practice sports. The military drills include

  • Military formal training
  • Basic combat training
  • Shooting training
  • Air assault basic training
  • Close combat training
  • First aid

Most of the training is carried out during the summer months in the training facilities of the Army.

Academy lifestyle[]

Since the military school "Teulié" is essentially a military barrack, like every other military academy it has a strict code of behaviour that has to be followed. If the cadets have not been punished for breaking the code of behaviour, they are allowed to go out for half a day on Wednesday and Saturday, and for the whole day on Sunday, at the times defined by the company commander. Furthermore, if the conditions persist, the cadets are allowed to sleep outside of the school on Saturday night.

References[]


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