Athanasios Tzoganis

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Athanasios Tzoganis
Born 15 July 1939
Skourtou, Aetolia-Acarnania
Allegiance Greece Greece
Service/branch Hellenic Air Force Hellenic Air Force
Rank Hellenic Air Force OF-9.svg Air Chief Marshal
Commands held Chief of National Defense General Staff
Chief of Air Force General Staff

Air Chief Marshal Athanasios Tzoganis (Greek: Αθανάσιος Τζογάνης; born 15 July 1939) is a retired Hellenic Air Force officer who served as Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff in 1996–1999. Born in Skourtou, Aetolia-Acarnania, he entered the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1959 and graduated first in his class in 1962. He flew F-84, A-7, G-159, T-33, NORATLAS, C-47 and C-130 aircraft and held several staff positions and active commands (345 Bomber Squadron and 112 Fighter Wing). From 1982-1983 he was aide-de-camp to Prime Minister and Defense Minister Andreas Papandreou. He later headed the Air Support Command, the Tactical Air Force Headquarters and finally became Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff on 17 December 1993. He held the post until 16 February 1996, when he was appointed to the position of Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, a position he held until 15 February 1999. He is married and has two daughters.