Chief of Staff

Lieutenant General Georgios Fasoulas

Chief of Staff of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff

Lieutenant General Georgios Fasoulas 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.

Education

He was born in Volos. He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1981 and graduated in 1985, as a 2nd Lieutenant.

He graduated from:

  • Instructors School
  • Air War College/Junior Officers
  • Air War College/Senior Officers
  • NATO Commanders Joint Forward Air Command School

He holds an MA title in Politics / International Relations by the University of Staffordshire/UK.

He speaks English.

Assignments

  • March 2021: Chief of Staff of the HNDGS
  • March 2020 – March 2021: Commander of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command
  • March 2019 – February 2020: Director of the HNDGS Military Intelligence Policy Directorate (E4)
  • March 2018 – March 2019: Director of the HNDGS Defence Policy Directorate (D4)
  • March 2017 – March 2018: Commander of the Hellenic Air Force NCO Academy
  • April 2016 – March 2017: Director of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff (HAFGS) Military Personnel Directorate (B1)
  • May 2015 – April 2016: Director of the Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF) Exercise-Allied Affairs Directorate (A3)
  • April 2013 – May 2015: Commander of 111 Combat Wing (CW)
  • September 2012 – April 2013: Deputy Commander of 111 Combat Wing (CW)
  • August 2009 – September 2012: National Representative and Staff Officer Command Group of NATO Air Command Ramstein in Federal Republic of Germany
  • April 2007 – August 2009: Operations – Training Director in 115CW
  • July 2005 – April 2007: Commander of 115CW/343 Squadron
  • July 2003 – July 2005: Operations Officer of 115CW/343 Squadron
  • January 2002 – July 2003: Section Head of the Operations-Training Directorate in 110CW
  • May 2001 – January 2002: Pilot at 111CW/Operational Conversion
  • October 1999 – May 2001: Staff Officer of National and Allied Exercises of Directorate of Hellenic Tactical Air Force
  • September 1997 – October 1999: Study at the University of UK – Staffordshire
  • November 1985 – September 1997: Pilot at 110CW/337 Squadron

Flight Experience

He has more than 4000 flight hours.

He has flown with: T-41D, T-37B/C, T-2E, F-4E and F-16C/D.

Promotions

  • 2nd Lieutenant: 24/5/1985
  • 1nd Lieutenant: 2/6/1988
  • Captain: 30/6/1992
  • Major: 23/10/1997
  • Lieutenant Colonel: 29/4/2002
  • Colonel: 13/3/2009
  • Brigadier General: 6/3/2016
  • Major General: 1/3/2019
  • Lieutenant General:1/3/2021

Medals – Decorations

  • Commander of the Order of Honor
  • Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix
  • Medal of Military Merit 1st Class
  • Air Force Formation Command Medal 3rd Class
  • Air Force Meritorious Command Medal 1st class
  • Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal 2st Class