Brigadier General Athanasios Sextos was born in Edessa, Greece, on April 1, 1967. He entered the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1985 and graduated in 1989, as 2nd Lieutenant Flying Officer.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Brigadier General: 10 May 2020
Colonel: 4 Apr 2013
Lieutenant Colonel: 4 Jun 2007
Major: 8 Jun 2001
Captain: 30 Jun 1996
1st Lieutenant: 30 Jun 1992
2nd Lieutenant: 5 Jun 1989
Hellenic National Defense College
United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College
Hellenic Air Force Staff Officers School
Hellenic Air Force Academy
Hellenic Air Force Tactical Weapon Fighter School
Hellenic Air Force Air to Ground Operations School
Instructor Skills School
Survival in the Sea School
Various other national and NATO courses (i.e. Targeting and Weaponeering, Tool for Operations Planning Force Activation and Simulation (TOPFAS), NATO Nuclear Surety, CYBER Security)
Master`s degree in “Strategy and International Security” from the University of Plymouth, UK - Awarded with Merit.
“Air and Space Operational Art and Science” Diploma from the Air University, Montgomery USA.
Degree in Science in Aeronautics from the Hellenic Air Force Academy.
Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
- May 2020: Deputy Commander of Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejón
- Aug 2019 - Mar 2020: Head of Evaluation and Inspections Directorate at Hellenic Tactical Air Force Headquarters
- Jun 2017 - Aug 2019: Commander of 113 Combat Wing (Mikra Air Force Base)
- Mar 2017 - Jun 2017: Head of Safety Directorate at Hellenic Tactical Air Force Headquarters
- Oct 2016 - Mar 2017: Head of Proactive Aviation Safety Section at Hellenic Tactical Air Force Headquarters
- Apr 2016 - Oct 2016: Head of National and International Exercises Directorate at Hellenic Tactical Air Force Headquarters
- Jul 2013 - Apr 2016: Head of International Exercises Section at Hellenic Tactical Air Force Headquarters
- Jul 2009 - Jul 2012: Staff Officer in the J5/Plans Branch in Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy
- Jun 2008 - Jul 2009: Chief of NATO Tactical Evaluations Section at Hellenic Tactical Air Force Headquarters - Helenic Air Force National Representative in NATO Tactical Evaluations.
- Aug 2005 - May 2007: Deputy Commander/Operations Officer of 335 Squadron in 116 Combat Wing (Araxos Air Force Base)
- Aug 2003 - Jul 2005: Chief of Wing Standardisation Evaluation Office in 116 Combat Wing
- Jul 2000 - Jul 2003: Chief of the Wing Training Office in 116 Combat Wing
- Sep 1992 - Jul 2000: Fighter Pilot in 335 Squadron at Araxos Air Force Base
- Jul 1991 - Jul 1992: Fighter Pilot in 347 Squadron, in 110 Combat Wing (Larissa Air Force Base)
- Jul 1990 - Jul 1991: Fighter Pilot in 115 Combat Wing (Souda Air Force Base),
- Jul 1989 - Jul 1990: Trainee in 120 Training Wing, Kalamata.
He has accomplished more than 3700 flight hours in the following types of aircraft: Τ-41D, T-37B/C, T-2E, T-33, CL415, and - mostly - A-7E Corsair II.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal 2nd Class Air Force Meritorious Command Medal 1st Class Air Force Formation Command Medal 1st Class Medal of Military Merit 1st Class Commander Breast Star of the Order of Honor Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix
NATO medal for participation in Operation Unified Protector (OUP) in Libya
Brigadier General Athanasios Sextos is married to Katerina Giannoultsi and has one daughter, Nefeli.
(Current as of June 2020)