Alexandros
Diakopoulos

National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister Hellenic Republic


Work History


● He is a seaman as well as a Helicopter Pilot and Instructor.

● He has served in various positions in Naval Units and

Headquarters of the Hellenic Navy as Staff Officer, Head of Department and Director of several Directorates in Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command

(HNHC), Fleet Command and Hellenic Navy

General Staff.

● Additionally, he has served as Naval Attaché of Greece in Ankara (TURKEY) and Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command (HNHC).

● He has also 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.

● Upon promotion to the rank of Commodore he was posted as Director of International Affairs Branch in the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, from 2013 to 2014.

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

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

● 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.

● From March 8th 2017 till February 8th 2019 he has served as Commandant of the National Defense College.


● On February 8th 2019 he retired holding the title of Emeritus Commandant of the National Defense College.


2017-2019 Vice Admiral


2015-2017 Rear Admiral


2013-2015 Commodore


2008-2013 Captain

2001-2008 Commander


1996-2001 Lieutenant Commander


1991-1996 Lieutenant


1987-1991


1984-1987


Lieutenant Junior Grade

Ensign


Education

2006 Master: Public Administration (MC/MPA)


(KSG -Harvard)

2002 Naval War College

2001 – Joint Force Defense College of France, Paris

– Diplome d’ Etudes Superieures Specialisees en Defense Geostrategie et Dynamiques Industrielles (Paris II-France)


1998 Aviation Safety Officer School, (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey)


1995 Staff Officer School


1990 Naval Helicopter Pilot School

1989 Operations/ Communications School


1988 General Education School


1984 Naval Academy

Military Decorations (Medals and Commendations)


Medal of Military Merit C, B and A Class Armenian Armed Forces Medal for Military Bilateral

Cooperation

Golden Cross of the Order Of Phoenix

Knight Golden Cross of the Order of Honour

Commander’s Cross of the Order of Phoenix

Commander’s Cross of the Order of Honour

Grand Commander of the Order of Phoenix

Grand Commander of the Order of Honour

Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal B Class

Navy Force Meritorious Command Commendation

Medal C, B and A Class

Commendation Medal for Participation in two

Peacekeeping Missions

(MSC Aidon M-248)

Navy Force Formation Command Commendation

Medal C Class

(Hellenic Naval Helicopter Command)

Navy Force Formation Command Commendation

Medal Β Class

(Naval Training Command- Hellenic Naval Academy)

Honour and Merit Commendation Medal

Languages:

He speaks English and French.

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