Chief of Staff
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Kellaris
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Kellaris is the Chief of Staff of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS).He chairs the departments of the HNDGS and its independent directorates. He is responsible for the management, control and coordination of their projects and activities, according to the HNDGS organization chart. He was born in Athens. He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1982 and graduated in 1986, as a 2nd Lieutenant.
He graduated from Tactical Weapons School, Air War College/Junior Officers Air War College/Senior Officers, Electronic Warfare School and Joint Electronic Warfare School.
He has more than 3500 flight hours and he has flown with T-41D, T-37B/C, T-2E, F-1CG and F-16.
In June 1986 he was a trainee at 114CW/Operational Conversion and on March 1987 pilot at 114CW/334 Squadron. In July 1989 keep up as a pilot at 126CG/334 Squadron. On June 1989 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and On June1993 to Captain.
Since October 1994 he was the head of 126CG Standardization-Evaluation Office, Pilot at 126CG/334 Squadron and Staff Officer at 114CW/Operations-Department. In May 1998 he was promoted to Mayor.
In May 2001 he was a trainee at 111CW/Operational Conversion and In January 2002 he was the Head of Section in 111CW/Operations Department.
In April 2003 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and until June 2009 he has served as a Pilot at 115CW/340 Squadron and 115CW/343Squadron, Operations Officer at 115CW/340 Squadron, Commander of 115CW/340Squadron and the Head of 115CW Flight Safety Office.
In June 2009 he was the Director of Operations-Training in 115CW.He was promoted to Colonel in March 2010.
In September 2012 until June 2013 he was a Staff Officer at Hellenic Air Force General Staff (HAFGS) Operations Center.
In June 2013 he was appointed as a Deputy Commander of 111CW for 2 years and in April 2015 as a Commander of 111CW.
In August 2016 he was the Deputy Commander of Cyprus Air Force Command.
In March 2017 he was promoted to Brigadier General and until March 2019 he was the Director of the HTAF Personnel-Training and Organization Branch (B).
In March 2019 he was the Chief of Staff of HTAF.
In March 2020 he was promoted to Major General and was appointed as Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF).
In March 2021 he was the Commander of the Hellenic Air Force Training Command.
In March 2022 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed as a Chief of Staff of the HNDGS.
He speaks English.
He is married and the father of two daughters.
He holds all Greek Armed Forces’ decorations and Medals up to his rank.