, Deputy Minister of National Defence
Alkiviadis Stefanis was born in October 7, 1959, in Athens and comes from Agiasos,
He is General (ret.) Honorary Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff.
As a graduate from the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon), he has attended all
required Armor Officer Training Courses, as well as the US Army Armored Advanced
Course (Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky).
He graduated from the Supreme War College, National Defence College and the
National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC, US, from where he gained a MSc
in National Security Strategy.
During his career, among other positions, he served as a Commander at the 98th
National Guard Tank Battalion (1998 – 2000), Aide-de-Camp to the President of the
Hellenic Republic during the Presidency of Kostis Stefanopoulos (2000 – 2002),
Commanding General to the XXIII Armoured Brigade (2011 – 2012), Director of the D’
Branch of the Hellenic Army General Staff (2012 – 2014), Commanding General of the
95th Higher National Guard Battalions Command (2014 – 2015), Commanding General
of C Army Corps/NRDC-GR (2016 – 2017) and Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff
(2017 – 2019).