Edmondo Cirielli was born in Nocera Inferiore (Salerno). He attended the “Nunziatella” Military School of Naples, the Military Academy of Modena and the Carabinieri Cadet School in Rome. He graduated in Law from the University of Parma, in Political Science from the University of Salerno, and in Domestic and Foreign Security Science from the “Tor Vergata” University of Rome. A colonel of the Carabinieri Corps, he is currently in reserve status. He was a member of the Regional Assembly of Campania from 1995 to 2001 as a representative of Alleanza Nazionale (National Alliance party). In June 2008, he was elected to the European Parliament, but opted to remain in the Italian Parliament. From 2009 to 2012, he was elected President of the Province of Salerno.
He has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2001, at first in the ranks of Alleanza Nazionale, then of Casa delle Libertà (House of Freedoms) and, in 2012, of Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy). From 2003 to 2006 he served as Vice Chair of the Alleanza Nazionale parliamentary group. From 2008 to 2013 he served as Chair of the Defence Committee. In 2013, he was appointed to the Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies as MP Secretary of the House. Since March 2018, he has been a member of the College of Quaestors of the Chamber of Deputies.
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