Commandant of HNDC CV

COMMANDING OFFICER OF HNDC

VICE ADMIRAL DIAKOPOULOS ALEXANDROS HN

Place and Date of Birth:

Athens, October 11th 1962

Service Joining Date:

1980

Promotions:

1.

06-06-1984

Ensign

2.

03-06-1987

Lieutenant Junior Grade

3.

03-06-1991

Lieutenant

4.

28-06-1996

Lieutenant Commander

5.

05-04-2001

Commander

6.

30-06-2008

Captain

7.

20-03-2013

Commodore

8.

16-10-2015

Rear Admiral

9.

16-01-2017

Vice Admiral

Commissions of Service and Function:

He has served in various positions in Naval Units of H.N. as Staff Officer, Head of Department and Director of several Directorates in Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command (HNHC), Fleet Command and Hellenic Navy General Staff. Furthermore he has served as Naval Attaché of Greece in Ankara (TURKEY) and Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command (HNHC). Moreover he has served in the Chief’s of the Navy Bureau as “Public Information Officer”, from 2002 to 2005.

His Command posts include the posts of Commanding Officer of MSC AIDON (M-248), from 1995 to 1997 and HS PROMITHEUS (A-374), from 2006 to 2007, as well as Commanding Officer of Hellenic Navy Helicopter Pilot School (HNHPS), from 1998 to 2000, and of the Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command (HNHC), from 2011 to 2013.

He has also served as Director of International Affairs Branch in the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, from 2013 to 2014.

On December 4th 2014 he was assigned as Alternate General Director of National Defence Policy and International Affairs Relations at the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence.

Following his promotion to Rear Admiral on October 16th 2015, he was assigned Commander of Naval Training.

On September 12th 2016, while taking on his duties as Commander of Naval Training, he was also assigned as Superintendent of Hellenic Naval Academy.

Following his promotion to Vice Admiral on January 16th 2017, he was assigned as Commandant of National Defense College simultaneously with the duties of Commander of Naval Training and Superintendent of Hellenic Naval Academy.

Since March 8th 2017 he serves as Commandant of the National Defense College.

Military Training and Civil Education:

1.

1984

Naval Academy

2.

1988

General Education School

3.

1989

Operations/ Communications School

4.

1990

Naval Helicopter Pilot School

5.

1995

Staff Officer School

6.

1998

Aviation Safety Officer School (Monterey-USA)

7.

2001

Joint Force Defense College of France (Paris)

8.

2001

Diplome d' Etudes Superieures Specialisees en Defense Geostrategie

et Dynamiques Industrielles (Paris II-France)

9.

2002

Naval War College

10.

2006

Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) (KSG -Harvard)

Military Decorations (Medals and Commendations):

1.

Medal of Military Merit C, B and A Class

2.

Armenian Armed Forces Medal for Military Bilateral Cooperation

3.

Golden Cross of the Order Of Phoenix

4.

Knight Golden Cross of the Order of Honour

5.

Commander’s Cross of the Order of Phoenix

6.

Commander’s Cross of the Order of Honour

7.

Grand Commander of the Order of Phoenix

8.

Grand Commander of the Order of Honour

9.

Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal B Class

10.

Navy Force Meritorious Command Commendation Medal C, B and A Class

11.

Commendation Medal for Participation in two Peacekeeping Missions

(MSC Aidon M-248)

12.

Navy Force Formation Command Commendation Medal C Class

(Hellenic Naval Helicopter Command)

13.

Navy Force Formation Command Commendation Medal Β Class

(Naval Training Command- Hellenic Naval Academy)

14.

Honour and Merit Commendation Medal

Languages:

He speaks English and French.

Marital Status:

Married with one child.