COMMANDER NRDC-GR

2016, April 22 - 10:23am

Lieutenant General (HE A)

Konstantinos A. KOUTRAS

COMMANDER NRDC-GR

Lieutenant General Konstantinos A. Koutras was born in Lamia, Hellas (Greece) on the 17th of April 1961. He was admitted to the Military Academy (Evelpidon Military Academy) in 1980, graduated in 1984 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Artillery.

He was promoted as follows:
Lieutenant : 1987
Captain : 1991
Major : 1996
Lieutenant Colonel : 2002
Colonel : 2009
Brigadier General : 2013
Major General : 2016
Lieutenant General : 2019

LtGen Koutras’ command assignments include command of Battery A in 117th Field Artillery Battalion, command of Battery C and HQ Battery in 148th Field Artillery Battalion, command of Batteries B and C in 180th Air Defence Artillery Battalion (“HAWK”), command of 108th Field Artillery Battalion (“M–109”), command of 181st Air Defence Artillery Battalion (“HAWK”). He also served as Deputy Commander of the Hellenic Supreme Joint War College, Commander of the 88th Military Command “LEMNOS” and Commander of NATO MISSILE FIRING INSTALLATION (NAMFI). On the 29th of January 2019, upon his promotion to Lieutenant General he assumed the command of C’ Army Corps/NRDC-GR.

LtGen Koutras’ key staff assignments include Battalion S–2 and S–3 for 117th and 148th Field Artillery Battalions, Plans Staff Officer in the Logistics Division (J-4) of JFC HQ NAPLES, Plans Staff Officer in G-4 Branch of the Support Division of HQ NRDC–GRC, Chief of Ops/Plans Section in G-4 Branch of the Support Division of HQ NRDC–GRC, ACOS FCOORD of HQ NRDC–ESP, ACOS COMBAT SUPPORT of HQ NRDC–ESP, Deputy Director of Defence Planning and Programming Directorate (DP&PD) of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), Director of Defence Planning and Programming Directorate (DP&PD) of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS) and Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCOS OPS) of C΄ ARMY CORPS and Director of D΄ Branch Strategy and Policy of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS).

He attended successfully all national schools for Field and Air Defence Artillery, the Air Defence Artillery “HAWK” Basic course in Ft Bliss, El Paso, Texas, USA, and is a graduate of the Hellenic Army Supreme War College (55th TG 1998–1999) as well as of the Hellenic National Defence College (61st TG 2008–2009). He has attended the NATO “Operational Planning”, “Operational Logistics Planning”, “Peace Support Operations” and “Expeditionary Logistics” courses as well as a postgraduate UNESCO programme on “Counter–Terrorism and International Security” and he holds the relative degree. He also holds a MA in Leadership of the Law Faculty of UK Kingston University.

LtGen Koutras' military awards include the Medal for Military Valour (A Class), the Golden Cross of the Order of Merit, the Golden Cross of the Order of Phoenix, the Army Meritorious Command Commendation Medal (A Class), the Army Meritorious Formation Command Commendation Medal (C Class), the Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal (A Class), the NATO Medal for the Service with NATO on Operations Related to Former Yugoslavia (SFOR), the NATO Medal for the Service with NATO on Operations Related to Kosovo (KFOR), the Commander of the Order of Honour and the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix.

Lieutenant General Konstantinos A. Koutras speaks English fluently and working French.
He is married to Reta Antonopoulou–Koutras and the couple has a daughter, Aristea–Zoe and a son, Athanasios–Apostolos.