Chief of the National Guard General Staff

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Chief of the National Guard General Staff
Αρχηγός του Γενικού Επιτελείου Εθνικής Φρουράς
Flag of the Cypriot National Guard General Staff.svg
Flag of the Cypriot National Guard General Staff
Incumbent
Lt. General Ilias Leontaris

since 31 March 2017
Ministry of Defence
Reports toMinister of Defence
Formation1964
First holderGeorgios Karagiannis
WebsiteOfficial website

The Chief of the National Guard General Staff (Greek: Αρχηγός του Γενικού Επιτελείου Εθνικής Φρουράς, abbrev. Α/ΓΕΕΦ) is the professional head of the Cypriot National Guard. He is responsible for the administration and the operational control of the Cypriot military. Due to the close links between the Republic of Cyprus and Greece, the office is always filled by a retired lieutenant general of the Hellenic Army. The current Chief of the National Guard is Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris.

List of Chiefs[edit]

Since its creation in 1964, these people have served as Chief of the National Guard:[1]

No. Chief of the National Guard Took office Left office Time in office
1
Georgios Karagiannis
Karagiannis, GeorgiosLieutenant general
Georgios Karagiannis
196419640 years
2
Ilias Prokos
Prokos, IliasLieutenant general
Ilias Prokos
196419672–3 years
3
Georgios Moronis
Moronis, GeorgiosLieutenant general
Georgios Moronis
196719691–2 years
4
Ilias Gerakinis
Gerakinis, IliasLieutenant general
Ilias Gerakinis
196919700–1 years
5
Charalambos Charalambopoulos
Charalambopoulos, CharalambosLieutenant general
Charalambos Charalambopoulos
197019732–3 years
6
Georgios Denisis
Denisis, GeorgiosLieutenant general
Georgios Denisis
197319740–1 years
7
Efthymios Karagiannis
Karagiannis, EfthymiosLieutenant general
Efthymios Karagiannis
197419750–1 years
8
Ioannis Komninos
Komninos, IoannisLieutenant general
Ioannis Komninos
197519815–6 years
9
Nikolaos Papanagiotou
Papanagiotou, NikolaosLieutenant general
Nikolaos Papanagiotou
198119853–4 years
10
Dimitrios Matafias
Matafias, DimitriosLieutenant general
Dimitrios Matafias
198519860–1 years
11
Georgios Politis [el]
Politis, GeorgiosLieutenant general
Georgios Politis [el]
(born 1920)
198619881–2 years
12
Panagiotis Markopoulos
Markopoulos, PanagiotisLieutenant general
Panagiotis Markopoulos
(1916–1996)
198819912–3 years
13
Georgios Seiradakis
Seiradakis, GeorgiosLieutenant general
Georgios Seiradakis
199119931–2 years
14
Nikolaos Vorvolakos
Vorvolakos, NikolaosLieutenant general
Nikolaos Vorvolakos
(1931–2014)
February 1993April 19984–5 years
15
Dimitrios Dimou
Dimou, DimitriosLieutenant general
Dimitrios Dimou
April 1998May 20001–2 years
16
Evangelos Florakis
Florakis, EvangelosLieutenant general
Evangelos Florakis
(1943–2002)
May 200010 July 2002 †1–2 years
17
Athanasios Nikolodimos
Nikolodimos, AthanasiosLieutenant general
Athanasios Nikolodimos
July 200220063–4 years
18
Konstantinos Bisbikas
Bisbikas, KonstantinosLieutenant general
Konstantinos Bisbikas
200620092–3 years
19
Petros Tsalikidis
Tsalikidis, PetrosLieutenant general
Petros Tsalikidis
200920111–2 years
20
Stylianos Nasis
Nasis, StylianosLieutenant general
Stylianos Nasis
201120142–3 years
21
Georgios Basiakoulis
Basiakoulis, GeorgiosLieutenant general
Georgios Basiakoulis
2014March 20172–3 years
22
Ilias Leontaris
Leontaris, IliasLieutenant general
Ilias Leontaris
31 March 2017Incumbent1–2 years

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Διατελέσαντες Αρχηγοί Εθνικής Φρουράς". army.gov.cy (in Greek). Retrieved 13 January 2019.