Major General (HE A)
CHIEF OF STAFF NRDC-GR
MGen Antonios CHATZIGEORGIOU was born in Athens, in 1964. He was admitted to the Hellenic Army Academy in 1982, and in June 1986 he received his commission as Second Lieutenant in the Cavalry/Armor Branch.
He was promoted as follows:
Lieutenant: 1989 Captain: 1993 Major: 1999 Lieutenant Colonel: 2005 Colonel: 2011 Brigadier General: 2015 Major General: 2019
He was appointed to several assignments, to include:
• Tank Platoon Leader and Tank Company Commander in various Armor/Reconnaissance Units,
• 22nd Tank Battalion Commander,
• Commander of Hellenic Armor School,
• Commander of XXIII Armor Brigade,
• Commander of Hellenic Military Academy of Combat Support Officers,
• Commander of XX Armor Division.
He was also assigned in various staff duties to Battalion, Brigade and Division level (Chief of Staff), as well as Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS) and Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS). As senior officer, he was appointed as Director of the Armor Directorate of HAGS.
On 27th of March 2020, MGen CHATZIGEORGIOU has been appointed as Chief of Staff of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece.
MGen CHATZIGEORGIOU participated in UN mission in Somalia serving as Liaison Officer in French Contingent. He was also appointed as Intel Section Head of G2 and Senior Intel in DJSE1-2 of CC Land Madrid (later Force Command Madrid), Spain (2008-2011).
He attended successfully all national basic and advanced mandatory training for Cavalry/Armor officers, as well as, he graduated from War College, Joint Warfare Course and the National Defense College. He was trained in Technical Courses of US Army Schools. He also attended Post Graduate Course in Crisis Management and Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies in University of Macedonia (pending thesis presentation).
He has been awarded all decorations, commendations and medals provided for his rank, commanding and staff assignments.
He speaks English fluently, as well as French in intermediate level.
He is married to Mrs Despina Alepa-Anastasiou and they have one daughter.