Operational Raiders Group is a key component of the Italian Navy Special Forces. Headquartered in Varignano, in the Gulf of La Spezia, this naval assault group undergoes extreme training to enable its men to carry out special operations.

The COMSUBIN Force, comprising the Operational Raiders Group (GOI) and the Operational Divers Group (GOS), is named after the Naval Engineer, Major “Teseo Tesei,” a war hero and Gold Medal for Military Valor.