Deputy Chief of Defence

Vice Admiral Fragkiskos Leloudas HN


Vice Admiral Fragkiskos Leloudas HN has been appointed Deputy Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS) since January 17th, 2023. He was born in Athens, Greece, on October 27th, 1966. He joined the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1983 and graduated in 1987 with the rank of Ensign of the Hellenic Navy.

After graduating from the Hellenic Naval Academy and until 2004, he was assigned in Hellenic Fleet Combatants, where he served for a great part of his carrier. Among his sea duty assignments, he served as Division Officer, Department Head Officer and Executive Officer (XO). Particularly, in 2000,   he served as Commanding Officer onboard HS KAVALOUDIS (FPBG)   for two and a half years.

In 2002-2005, he was assigned in Fast Patrol Boat Command and the Hellenic Navy General Staff, as Head of Department and Director too.

In 2005-2008, he was moreover appointed to Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT), Norfolk, Virginia as Special Assistant of SACT.

In 2008,  he has  assumed for second time the duties of Policy Section Head officer of the Hellenic Navy General Staff.

In 2009, he served as Commanding Officer onboard, HS PSARA (FFGH) and remained for a couple of years.

In 2011, he served as a Department Director at the Hellenic Fleet Headquarters and the Hellenic Navy General Staff.

In 2012, he has been assigned the duties of Director of the Executive Office of Chief HNGS and in October of 2015, he assumed the duties of Commander of 2nd Hellenic Frigate Squadron.

In July of 2016, he was assigned the duties of Director  of the Executive Office of  Chief HNDGS and Minister of Defense , in 2019.

Furthermore, in July 2019, he assumed the duties of Commander of Hellenic Frigate Command.

In March 2020 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and he was appointed Director of Policy, Strategy and Defense Planning (D΄ Branch) of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff.

He was promoted to Vice Admiral on 17 January 2023 and assumed the duties of Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.

Vice Admiral Fragkiskos Leloudas holds the followings Qualifications/Degrees: Naval War School (junior officer) (1992), Weapon Officer (1992), Naval Staff Officer School (1999), Supreme Joint War College (2004) και Hellenic National Defense College (2016). He also holds a Master of Science in Physics, Naval Postgraduate School (1995).

He is married with Aristea Inglezaki and father of two children, Io and Georgios.

He holds all Greek decorations of his rank, as well as the UN Medal for Peace Support Operations and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal.