Chief of Staff

Major General Konstantinos Floros
Chief of Staff of the HNDGS

Major General Floros Konstantinos was born in Chalkis (Evia island), Greece, on the 24th of June in 1961. He entered the Greek Military Academy in 1979 and graduated in 1983, as an Infantry Lieutenant.

After completion of his training as an Infantry Officer, he was assigned as a Platoon Leader in the Greek Army NCO Military Academy and after that  in an Infantry Battalion,as  Company Commander in Samos Island.

In 1986 he underwent selection for the Greek Special Forces (SF) and he was selected to join later on the same year. He graduated from all Special   Forces (SF) courses in Greece, including the Navy Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) Course.

Furthermore, in 1992 he attended the U.S. Special Forces Qualification Course, in Fort Bragg, in North Carolina (N.C).

Until 1994 he was assigned in 575 Marines Battalion, 3d Special Amphibious Battalion and 2nd Para Battalion. Thus, he served as Company Commander, Support Company Commander and Operations Officer.

Moreover, In 1994, he was assigned in 505 Marines Battalion, where he served as Operations Officer, Deputy Battalion Commander and  Battalion Commander until 1997. Then he was moved to the Army Special Operations Directorate, as Staff Officer (Intelligence).

In 1999 he attended the War College in Thessaloniki (Greece). The following year he was assigned as Intelligence Officer of the 13th Special Operations Command. In 2003 he was appointed to Special Forces Directorate/J3//Hellenic Army General Staff. Therefore, in 2004 he commanded the Z’ Special Amphibious Battalion.

In 2005 he was appointed to SHAPE Belgium as a staff officer of the GRC National Military Representative and upon returning to Greece in 2008 he was selected to attend the Hellenic National Defence College. After the completion of this course, in 2009, he was assigned at the Hellenic National Defense General Staff / SOF Directorate, as the Chief Special Operations Section, (Special Ops Plans).

In 2011, he assumed the position of the Chief of Staff (COS) of XVI Mechanized Division (Infantry) and in 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and selected as the Commander of 13th Special Operations Command.

In March 2014 he was appointed to the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), as the Director of Land Operations and finally in March 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Major General and he assumed the position of the Operations Branch Chief, of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS).

In Jan 2017, upon decision of the Governmental Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence, he assumed the duty of Chief of Staff of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.

Major General Floros speaks English and he holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Strategic Studies and a Master of Art in Strategic Analysis and Crisis Management. He holds all Greek decorations of his rank and the NATO Medal for Peace Support Operations.

He is married with Miss Anna-Maria Tsikrikoni, which is a BSc holder in economics .He has  two daughters, Panagiota twenty-seven years old with LLB in Law ,and Maria, nineteen years old  which is  student  of English Language and Literature , at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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