Lt Gen Sotirios KOSTAKOGLOU was born in Kozani in 1966. He was admitted in the Hellenic Military Academy in 1983 and graduated in 1987 as an infantry officer.
As a Junior Officer he was assigned as Platoon Leader and Company Commander to various Infantry Battalions, as well as an instructor at the Hellenic Military Academy of Combat Support Officers.
He has attended and graduated from all required military schools and courses.
In 1995 he attended the Company Commanders Course at Fort Benning (Georgia-USA) and in 2009 the NATO Operational Planning Orientation Course (Germany).
In 1999 he attended the Hellenic War College in Thessaloniki.
In 2012 he attended the Hellenic National Defense College.
As a superior officer he has served in the 25th Armored BDE, the 50th Mech Inf BDE, the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-GREECE, the D Army Corps, the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, the EUROCORPS and as CIPIC Director of KFOR, while in 2004 he was assigned as Deputy Commander of the SPT BN/NRDC-GR.
From 2006 to 2008 he was assigned as Commander of the 506 Mech Inf BN and during that period he deployed 2 times with the Unit at Camp RIGAS FEREOS in Kosovo.
In 2017 he was promoted as Bde Gen and was assigned as Commander of the 34 Mech Inf BDE.
In March 2019 he was promoted as MGen and was assigned initially as Commander of the Hellenic Army Infantry School and later served in the Supreme Military Support Command.
In 2020 he was assigned as Commander of the 2nd Mech Inf DIV and then in 2021 as Commander of the HAGS Infantry Directory
In March 2022 he was promoted as Lt Gen and took over the Command of C’ Army Corps/NRDC-GR in Thessaloniki.
Lt Gen Sotirios KOSTAKOGLOU has been awarded all decorations, commendations and medals provided for his rank and in addition the following decorations:
NATO medal for PSO in Kosovo
French medal for his service at EUROCORPS
USA Meritorious Service medal for his service as Bn Commander at KFOR under the Command of USA Brigade in 2006.
He is married to Ioanna Skouloudi and has two sons, Ioannis and Antonios, who have joined the Army being now 2nd Lt (ARTY) and 3rd Class Cadet in the Hellenic Military Academy, respectively.