Academy Commander CV

Curriculum Vitae


Surname: Matzouranis
Name: Georgios
Father’s name: Nikolaos
Mother’s name: Dimitra
Place of Birth: Piraeus
Year of Birth: 1964
Family status: Married with a daughter
Origin: Sifnos island
Place of Interest: Piraeus
Graduate: Hellenic Military Academy/1987
Foreign Languages: English C2 level – French A2 level

Armed forces schools
MECHANICAL APPLICATION COURSE AT SCHOOL OF ENGINEER (1987-1988)
SCUBA DIVERS COURSE AT THE NAVY’S UNDERWATER DEMOLITION COMMAND (1988)
RESCUE AND ESCAPE COURSE AT SKI WARFARE (1990)
MILITARY SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (1990-1991)
ARMY AIR-FORCE SCHOOL (1991-1992)
BASE COMMANDER SCHOOL AT SCHOOL OF ENGINEER (1997)
UH-1H HELICOPTER TESTER COURSE AT THE 1ST ARMY AVIATION BRIGADE (1999)
OFFENSIVE HELICOPTER VS OFFENSIVE HELICOPTER COURSE AT THE 1ST ARMY AVIATION BRIGADE (1999)
SCHOOL OF TACTICAL ARMS AT THE CENTER OF AIR-FORCE TACTICS (2000)
ARMY STAFF SCHOOL (2003)
SUPREME JOINT WAR COLLEGE (2003-2004)
NIGHT-VISION SCOPE COURSE AT THE 1ST ARMY AVIATION BRIGADE (2010)
NATIONAL DEFENSE SCHOOL (2012-2013)
INSTITUTE OF EVERLASTING LEARNING (2015-2016)

Foreign Military Schools
AVIATION OFFICERS BASIC COURSE - FT RUCKER ALABAMA (1993)
AH-64A QUALIFICATION COURSE – FT RUCKER ALABAMA (1995)
JOINT STAFF OFFICERS COLLEGE – NORFOLK VIRGINIA (2005)
PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS – NATO SCHOOL – OBERAMERGAU (2008)

OTHER SCHOOLS: POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT APPLIED STRATEGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY AT UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM (2014)

BASES HE SERVED IN AND HIS DUTIES
SCHOOL OF ENGINEER (LOUTRAKI): CANDIDATE RESERVED OFFICERS’ COMPANY PLATOON COMMANDER – TRAINER AT MINEWAR BASE (1987-1988)
ARMY ENGINEER CENTER (NAFPLION): RECENTLY-RECRUITED SOLDIERS’ PLATOON COMMANDER (1988-1989)
21ST ENGINEER COMPANY (KOMOTINI): SAPPERS’ PLATOON COMMANDER – 1ST OFFICE OFFICER – FINANCE MANAGER (1989-1991)
MILITARY AIR-BASE (STEFANOVIKEION): TRAINEE (1991-1992)
2ND HELICOPTER BATTALION OF MILITARY AVIATION (PACHI, MEGARA): 2ND HELICOPTER COMPANY PLATOON COMMANDER – 4TH OFFICE OFFICER (1992-1995)
1ST OFFENSIVE HELICOPTER BATTALION (STEFANOVIKEION): OFFENSIVE HELICOPTER PLATOON COMMANDER – COMMAND COMPANY COMMANDER – 1ST OFFENSIVE HELICOPTER COMPANY COMMANDER (1995-2003)
SUPREME JOINT WAR COLLEGE (THESSALONIKI): TRAINEE (2003-2004)
1ST ARMY AVIATION BRIGADE (STEFANOVIKEION): 3RD STAFF OFFICE DIRECTOR (2004-2005)
HELLENIC NATIONAL DEFENSE GENERAL STAFF (ATHENS): 1ST BRANCH OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT OFFICER (2005-2006)
HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF (ATHENS): 2ND OFFICE OF HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF / ARMY AVIATION DIRECTION OFFICER (2006-2007)
ΝΑΤΟ (MONS, BELGIUM): SHAPE – STRATEGIC COORDINATION CENTRE STAFF OFFICER (2007-2010)
2ND HELICOPTER BATTALION OF MILITARY AVIATION (PACHI, MEGARA): COMMANDER (2010-2011)
HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF (ATHENS): 3RD OFFICE OF HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF / ARMY AVIATION DIRECTION DIRECTOR (2011-2012)
HELLENIC NATIONAL DEFENSE COLLEGE (ATHENS): TRAINEE (2012-2013)
HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF (ATHENS): 2ND OFFICE OF HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF / ARMY AVIATION DIRECTION DIRECTOR (2013-2014) – DEPUTY MANAGER (2014)
2ND ARMY AVIATION GROUP (PACHI, MEGARA): COMMANDER (MAY 2014 – AUGUST 2015)
HELLENIC NATIONAL DEFENSE GENERAL STAFF (ATHENS): 1ST BRANCH OF MULTINATIONAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR (AUGUST 2015 – MAY 2016)
1ST ARMY AVIATION BRIGADE (STEFANOVIKEION): SECOND IN COMMAND (MAY 2016 – MARCH 2017)
1ST ARMY AVIATION BRIGADE (STEFANOVIKEION): COMMANDER (MARCH 2017 – MARCH 2019)
HELLENIC ACADEMY OF COMBAT SUPPORT OFFICERS (THESSALONIKI): COMMANDER (MARCH 2019 – TODAY)
Promotions:
- Second Lieutenant (1987)
- Lieutenant (1990)
- Captain (1994)
- Major (2000)
- Lieutenant Colonel (2006)
- Colonel (2012)
- Brigadier (2017)
- Major General (2019)