Messina Rocco professional background is mainly based on Border Security and Counter-Terrorism at operational and strategic level. He started his professional career in 1990 after a two-year military police academy training with the Italian Guardia di Finanza. During his 25-year long career he was deployed in several strategic scenarios both national and international focusing mainly on border security and surveillance. From 2011 to 2017 he was deployed at UN/DPKO MINUSTAH in Haiti as Border Management senior officer in charge of the Border Management Section with a portfolio regarding the Haitian national border policy and the implementation of the Border and Customs police. He holds a Master Degree in literature and a Degree in international law from two Italian Universities.