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Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff

Lieutenant General Dimosthenis Grigoriadis

Lieutenant General Dimosthenis Grigoriadis is the Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff (HAFGS).

As Chief, he is responsible for the organization, training and equipping of all military and civilian personnel of the Hellenic Air Force, serving in Greece and abroad. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Council, the General and other service Chiefs function as military advisors to the Minister of National Defence. He assumed his duties on January 12th, 2024.

He was born in Thessaloniki.

Education

He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1983 and graduated in 1987 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

He graduated from:

  • Supreme Joint War College
  • Water Survival School
  • Instructors School
  • Electronic Warfare College
  • Air War College/Junior Officers
  • Test Pilots Seminar
  • Flight Supervision Seminar
  • Flight Instructor School for F-16
  • Commanders Units Seminar
  • NATO Staff Oficcers
  • NATO Joint Aviation EW School
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Arms Control Implementation (Dayton Treaty) Course
  • OSCE Inspector/Escont Course
  • Lantirn training/ IP Upgrade USAF Flight Training
  • Certification in the seminar “European Immigration Management in the Eastern Mediterranean” sponsored by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

He speaks English.

Assignments

  • January 2024: Chief of the HAF General Staff
  • January 2023- January 2024: Commander of the HAFSC
  • March 2022 – January 2023 : Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff (HAFGS)
  • March 2021 – March 2022: Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF)
  • March 2020 – March 2021: Chief of Staff of the HTAF
  • February 2020 – March 2020: Under the Chief of Staff of the HTAF
  • July 2019 – February 2020: : Director of HTAF Operational Planning – Operations Directorate (A1)
  • June 2018 – July 2019: Director of HTAF Evaluations – Inspections Directorate (EID)
  • July 2017 – June 2018 Director of HTAF Standardization – Evaluation Personnel Directorate (SE)
  • August 2016 – July 2017: Commander of 111 Combat Wing (CW)
  • March 2015 – July 2016: Director at Hellenic Air Force Chief’s Executive Office
  • March 2013 – March 2015: Director at HTAF Chief’s Executive Office
  • October 2012 – March 2013: Section Head at HTAF Standardization – Evaluation Personnel Directorate (SE)
  • August 11 – October 2012: Section Head at HTAF Operational Planning – Operations Directorate (A1)
  • July 2008 – August 11: Assistant Air Attaché at the Hellenic Embassy in USA
  • August 2007 – July 2008: Supreme Joint War College
  • August 2005 – August 2007: Commander of 111CW/347 Squadron
  • July 2003 – August 2005: Operations Officer in 111CW/347 Squadron
  • June 2002 – July 2003: Operations Officer in 111CW/Operational Conversion Unit
  • August 2000 – June 2002: 111CW/347 Squadron’s Flight Commander
  • February 1999 – August 2000: Staff Officer in 111CW Standardization-Evaluation Office
  • July 1997 – February 1999: Pilot at 111CW/347 Squadron
  • February 1991– July 1997: Pilot at 111CW/330 Squadron
  • August 1990 – February 1991: Pilot at 111CW/346 Squadron
  • April 1989 – July 1990: Pilot at 111CW/349 Squadron
  • May 1988 – April 1989: Trainee at 111CW/Operational Conversion
  • June 1987 – May 1988: Trainee at 120 Air Training Wing

Flight Experience

He has more than 4000 flight hours.
He has flown with T-41D, T-2E, T-33, F-5A/B and F-16C/D aircraft.

Promotions

  • 2nd Lieutenant: 26/05/1987
  • 1st Lieutenant: 26/07/1990
  • Captain: 26/07/1994
  • Major: 31/05/1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel: 30/06/2003
  • Colonel: 23/03/2011
  • Brigadier General: 05/03/2019
  • Major General: 02/03/2021
  • Lieutenant General : 17/01/2023

Medals – Decorations

  • Grand Commander of the Order of Honor
  • Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix
  • Medal of Military Merit 1st Class
  • Commendation Medal Cross of Merit and Honor
  • Commendation Medal Chief of General Staff
  • Air Force Meritorious Command Medal 1st Class
  • Air Force Formation Command Medal 2nd Class
  • Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal 2nd Class