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Charalampos Lalousis

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General Charalampos Lalousis was born in 1962 in Filiatra, Messinia. He was admitted to the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon) in 1980 and graduated in 1984 as Armour 2nd Lieutenant.

As a junior Officer, he served in Army Units as Platoon Leader and Company Commander.

He has attended all required Armour Officer Training Courses, as well as the Strategic Intelligence Course.

 

In 1995, he attended the Army War College.

As a senior Officer, he served in the ΧΧΙ ΤΘΤ "CAVALRY BRIGADE – PINDOS", while in 2001 he was assigned to the 7th Tank Battalion as its Deputy Commander.

Later that year, he was assigned Command of the 12th Tank Battalion, while in 2002 he became Commander of the 5th Tank Battalion in Cyprus.

Following this, he served as Staff Officer in the 95th Higher National Guard Battalions Command and in the Hellenic Army General Staff and later the Hellenic National Defence General Staff as Press Officer.

Upon being promoted to Colonel in 2009, he attended the NATO Defence College (NADEFCOL) in Italy. Upon returning to Greece, he was assigned to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff as Staff Officer in the Crisis Management Centre, while in 2011 he was assigned as Chief of Staff of the XII Mechanised Infantry Division "EVROS".

In 2012, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned to the Hellenic Army General Staff, first as Director of the Plans – Exercises Division and later as Chief of Staff of the Army Inspectorate General.

In 2014, he was assigned as Commanding General of the 79th Higher National Guard Battalions Command "MYKALI" in Samos.

In 2015, he was assigned to the Hellenic Army General Staff as Director of the Operations Division and A Staff Directorate Director.

In 2016, having being promoted to Major General, he was assigned as Commanding General of the XVI Mechanised Infantry Division "DIDYMOTIHO" and later as Commandant of the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon).

On 29 January 2019, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as Commanding General of D Army Corps "THRAKI".

On 18 January 2020, upon decision of the Governmental Council on Foreign Policy and National Defence, he assumed his duties as Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff.

Lieutenant General Charalampos Lalousis has been awarded all decorations, commendations, and medals provided for his rank.

He holds a Masters Degree from the Department of History – Archaeology of the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specialising in Southeastern Europe and Turkish Studies.

Foreign languages: English.