Lieutenant General (HE A) Dimitrios BIKOS
Lieutenant General BIKOS, Dimitrios was born in Athens in 1961. He graduated from the National Military Academy in 1983 as a Second Lieutenant (Infantry) and in 1984 he was selected as a Special Forces Officer. He has graduated from all respected Special Operations Courses, both in Greece and abroad and he is a licensed Freefall Paratrooper. He has served at the most of the Special Forces Units as well as a staff officer in Special Ops Battle Groups.
In 2003, he was honored to command the E’ Special Forces Battalion, one of the best units in the Hellenic Armed Forces for almost 2,5 years. Moreover, he has participated in various NATO operations with most prominent, his assignment as a Commander of the Hellenic Force in Afghanistan during the initial phase of operations, in 2002. As a Colonel, he was the Head at the neuralgic Synchronization and Execution Section (Current Ops) in Operations Directorate of Joint Force Command in Brunssum Netherlands, as the Operational Headquarters in Europe for ISAF.
On his promotion to the rank of BGEN in 2011, he was assigned to the NCOs Army Academy as the Commandant, marking a period of significant reorganization in training and infrastructure. In 2013, he was assigned the command of the 71at Airmobile Brigade, which concurrently with its national mission, participates in the NATO Response Force (NRF) as well as the HELBROC Battle Group. In 2014, as MGen, he assumed command of the 98th Infantry Division the historical “Archipelago Division”.
From 2015 until today, he was posted at the C’ Corps as the Deputy Commander and at the 1st Army/EL EU-OHQ as the Chief of Staff, a two year- period profoundly productive for his personal as well as professional development. On the 17th Jan 17, he was promoted to LtGen and assumed the command of C’ Corps/NRDC-GR.
During his career, he has been awarded several medals and honourable distinctions. Especially in February 2011, he was honoured with the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, for his significant contribution to the organization of the Afghanistan National Security Forces.
He is a graduate of the Hellenic War Academy, the NATO Defense College in the field of International Security and Strategy Studies and he holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources Management, of “MACEDONIA” University in Thessaloniki.
He speaks English and has 2 children, Dimitra, Attorney and Sotirios, student at the University of Piraeus in IT Systems.