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Georgios Kambas

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General Georgios Kambas was born in 1960 in Athens. He was admitted to the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon) in 1979 and graduated in 1983 as Artillery 2nd Lieutenant.

He has attended all required Artillery Officer Training Courses.

He is an Army War College and National Defence College graduate. He has also attended the US Army Advanced Field Artillery Course in Fort Sill (Oklahoma). He holds a Masters Degree in "Strategy and Diplomacy".

As a junior Artillery Officer, he has served in Field and Anti-Air Artillery Units as Platoon Leader – Company Commander and Battalion Operations Officer. He has also served as Instructor and Studies Division Staff Officer in the Artillery School.

From 2000 to 2002, he commanded the 98th OSA/AK Anti-Air Artillery Battalion in Lesvos.

From 2002 to 2003, he served as Staff Officer at the Operations Directorate of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.

From 2003 to 2006, he served as Section Chief, Plans – Policy, and Staff Office Director to the Deputy Chief of Staff, JFC Naples.

From 2006 to 2007, he commanded the 156th PzH-2000 Self-Propelled Medium Artillery Battalion in Evros.

From 2007 to 2008, he studied at the National Defence College.

From 2008 to 2009, he served as Section Chief of the National Defence Planning and Armaments Section at the Defence Planning and Programming Division of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS/D2).

From 2009 to 2011, he served as Deputy Director of the Defence Planning and Programming Division of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS/D2).

In 2011, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned as Director of the Defence Planning and Programming Division of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS/D2).

In 2013, he was assigned as Commandant of the Artillery School.

After his promotion to Major General in March 2014, he was assigned as Director of the D Staff Directorate of HAGS. The D Staff Directorate deals with matters of defence policy and planning, armaments, relations with NATO, the EU, and other International Organisations, training, organisation, doctrine, and public relations.

In 2015, he was assigned as Commanding General of the XII Mechanised Infantry Division "EVROS".

In March 2016, he was assigned as Director of the D Staff Directorate of HAGS.

On January 2017, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as Commanding General of D Army Corps "THRAKI".

On 25 January 2019, 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 Georgios Kambas has been awarded with all decorations, commendations and medals provided for his rank.

Lieutenant General Georgios Kambas is married with two sons.

He speaks English.