On 6th February 2019, in a ceremony which took place in the Officer’s Club – Thessaloniki, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, after two years of successful accomplishments, handed over the Command of C’ Army Corps & NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) to Lieutenant General Konstantinos KOUTRAS.
The event honored with their presence the Alternate Minister of Defense (MoD) Mr. Panagiotis RIGAS, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, General (HAF) Christos CHRISTODOULOU, the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lt. Gen Georgios KAMPAS, representatives from NATO Force Structure HQs as well as the religious, military and political authorities from the city of Thessaloniki, General Consuls from the contributing to NRDC-GR Nations and other distinguished visitors.
Lt Gen Dimitrios BIKOS, during his farewell speech highlighted his appreciation and honor for the hard work of the personnel and the achievements of the HQ. “Mission accomplished”, he concluded.
The new Commander of C’ Corps/NRDC-GR HQ, Lt Gen Konstantinos KOUTRAS, in his order of the day expressed his pride and gratitude for his assignment and the achievements of his predecessors. “I expect from each and every one, to maintain NRDC-GR as a strong and competitive entity which will continue to abide by the absolute and strict obedience to what its motto dictates “To cut the Gordian Knot”, he concluded.
The ceremony was followed by a reception where visitors and leadership had the opportunity to exchange further wishes with both Commanders.