Commandant

                                                                                                      Col (GRC-A) Ioannis SOTIRIOU

           MULTINATIONAL PEACE SUPPORT                         OPERATIONS TRAINING CENTER

                                                                                                                    COMMANDANT

 

Colonel Ioannis SOTIRIOU was born in Trikeri, Magnesia in 1971. He was admitted to the National Military Academy in 1990 and graduated in 1994 as an Artillery Officer.

Since 1994 he was appointed in many positions and levels of command. He served as Fire Direction Officer, Battery and Artillery Battalion Commander, Staff Οfficer and G4 Office Director of the 1st Support Brigade.

He has served as platoon Commander and Deputy Commander in the 34th Military Police Company KFOR  from 11/3/2002 to 12/11/2002, as well as an information analyst at ISAF (CJ2X CI Analyst) from 23/1/2006 to 30/8/2006.

In 2010 he graduated from Supreme Joint War College (SJWC).

From 2010 to 2011 he served as G3 Current Ops (Artillery Division) Staff Officer in the XVI Mechanized Division.

From 2011 to 2012 he was Deputy Commander of the 129th self-propelled Artillery Battalion.

From 2012 to 2014 he was Deputy Commander of the 188th Artillery Battalion.

From 2014 to 2016 he served as a Staff Officer (Land Forces Liaison Officer) at the Tactical Aviation Headquarters.

From 2016 to 2018 he was the Commander of 173rd Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion.

From 2018 to 2020 he was instructor in the Faculty of the Operational Planning in the SJWC.

He has graduated from all respective Military schools/courses based on his rank. Moreover, he has graduated from the basic course of special forces, the basic Training of Tactical Control of the HAWK Guided Missile, the School of Tactical Weapons and Air Control Officer of the Greek Air force.

He is a graduate of the Baltic Defense College (Higher Command Studies Course 2020).

He holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Macedonia in International Relations, with a major in "Strategic Studies and International Politics".

He has completed trainings of the European Security and Defense College related to the Orientation course and CSDP Operations Planning at the Political - Strategic Level.

He is certified by the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government as an Adult Instructor in 2018 and he has completed 350 hours of teaching.

He was honored with all the prescribed medals and commemorations corresponding to his rank and the positions of responsibility he assumed.

He is Certified in English Language at C2 (Proficiency) Level.

He is married and has two sons.