Lieutenant General Konstantinos A. Koutras was born in Lamia, Hellas (Greece) on the 17 of April 1961. He was admitted to the Military Academy (Evelpidon Military Academy) in 1980, graduated in 1984 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Artillery.
LtGen Koutras’ command assignments include command of Battery A in 117 Field Artillery Battalion, command of Battery C and HQ Battery in 148 National Guard-Police Battalion, command of Batteries B and C in 180 Air Defence Artillery Battalion (“HAWK”), command of 108 Field Artillery Battalion (“M–109”), command of 181 Air Defence Artillery Battalion (“HAWK”), command of the 88 MILITARY COMMAND “LEMNOS”, command of NATO MISSILE FIRING INSTALLATION (NAMFI), command of C΄ ARMY CORPS/NRDC-GRC and command of 1 ARMY/EU-OHQ. On the 9 of March 2020, following a related decision reached by the Governmental Council of National Security, he assumed the duties of ARMY INSPECTOR GENERAL-DOCTRINE AND TRAINING COMMANDER.
He also served as Deputy Commander of the HELLENIC SUPREME JOINT WAR COLLEGE.
LtGen Koutras’ key staff assignments include Battalion S-2 and S-3 Officer for 117 Field Artillery Battalion and 148 National Guard-Police Battalion, Plans Staff Officer in the Logistics Division (J-4) of JFC HQ NAPLES, Plans Staff Officer in G-4 Branch of the Support Division of HQ NRDC-GRC, Chief of Ops/Plans Section in G-4 Branch of the Support Division of HQ NRDC-GRC, ACOS FCOORD of HQ NRDC-ESP, ACOS COMBAT SUPPORT of HQ NRDC-ESP, Deputy Director of Defence Planning and Programming Directorate (DP&PD) of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), Director of Defence Planning and Programming Directorate (DP&PD) of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCOS OPS) of C΄ Army Corps and Director of D΄ Branch Strategy and Policy of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS).
He attended successfully all national schools for Field and Air Defence Artillery, the Air Defence Artillery “HAWK” Basic course in Ft Bliss, El Paso, Texas, USA, and is a graduate of the Hellenic Army Supreme War College (55 TG 1998–1999) as well as of the Hellenic National Defence College (61 TG 2008–2009). He has attended the NATO “Operational Planning”, “Operational Logistics Planning”, “Peace Support Operations” and “Expeditionary Logistics” courses as well as a postgraduate UNESCO programme on “Counter–Terrorism and International Security” and he holds the relative degree. He also holds a MA in Leadership of the Law Faculty of UK Kingston University.
LtGen Koutras' military awards include all national decorations, commendations and medals provided for his rank, as well as the NATO medals for the service with NATO on operations related to Former Yugoslavia (SFOR) and Kosovo (KFOR).
Lieutenant General Konstantinos A. Koutras speaks English fluently and working French.
He is married to Reta Antonopoulou–Koutras and the couple has a daughter, Aristea–Zoe and a son, Athanasios–Apostolos.