Lieutenant General Anastasios A. Spanos was born in 1964 in Prasino, Aliveri, Evia. He was admitted to the Hellenic Army Academy (Evelpidon) in 1982 and gradua ted in 1986 as Infantry Second Lieutenant.
As a junior Officer, he attended all required Infantry Officer Training Courses and served in several Infantry Units as Platoon Leader, Company Commander and Special Mechanised Company Commander. He also served as Platoon Leader – Trainer and Company Commander at the NCOs School and the Hellenic Army Academy (Evelpidon) respectively.
In 2001, he attended the Supreme War College.
In 2002, he attended the Joint National Defence Staff Officer College.
During his career as a senior Officer, he served in Formations and Groups, and in 2003, he was assigned as Deputy Commander to the 296th National Guard Battalion of the 22nd Guard Battalions Command.
In 1996, he was assigned as Commander to the 37th AT Company/ 37 Mechanised Brigade in Neohori, Orestiada.
In 2005, he was assigned as Commander to the Reserve Officer Candidate Battalion of the Infantry Reserve Officer School and in 2006, as Commander to the 296th Mechanised National Guard Battalion.
As Staff Officer, he served in Formations and Groups, in the Hellenic Army General Staff, as well as in the Hellenic Contingent in Cyprus/3/1 – II Mechanised Infantry Division of the Cypriot National Guard General Staff.
In 2011, he attended the Hellenic National Defence College, while in 2013 he was assigned as Chief of Staff to the 98th Higher National Guard Battalions Command “ARCHIPELAGO”.
In 2015, he was assigned as Deputy Director to the Hellenic Army General Staff Infantry Directorate.
In 2016, he was promoted to Brigadier General and originally assigned as Commanding General to the 30th Mechanised Brigade “TOMORITSA” in Lagos, Didymotiho, and subsequently as Chief of Staff to C Army Corps “MEGAS ALEXANDROS”.
In 2019, upon his promotion to Major General, he was assigned as Deputy Commander to C Army Corps “MEGAS ALEXANDROS” and, in 2020, as Commanding General to the 98th Higher National Guard Battalions Command “ARCHIPELAGO”.
In March 2021, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as Commanding General to C Army Corps/NRDC-GR, which – during exercise STEADFAST LEDA-21 – assumed for the first time the role of a Multi-Corps Land Component Command (MC-LCC).
In March 2022, he was assigned as Commander to the Hellenic National Defence College.
Οn 17 January 2023, upon decision of the Governmental Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence, he was assigned as Hellenic Army Inspector General – Doctrine and Training Commander.
Lieutenant General Anastasios A. Spanos has been awarded all decorations, commendations, and medals provided for his rank.
He is married with two children, Apostolos-Panagiotis, lawyer, and Evdoxia-Maria, journalist.