MAJOR GENERAL Ioannis MOUSTAKIS
Major General Ioannis Moustakis was born on July 23, 1968, in Athens. He joined the Hellenic Army Academy in 1986 and graduated in 1990 as an Artillery Second Lieutenant.
As a junior officer, he served in various Field and Air Defense Artillery Units, with duties such as HAWK Tactical Control Officer, Platoon and Battery Commander as well as Battalion Operations and Information (S2-S3) Officer.
He attended all the Artillery branch career schools. He is a graduate of the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School: Officer’s Advanced Course in El Paso, Texas. Also the Electronic Warfare School at the Air Tactics Center (ATC) and the GBAD (Ground-Based Air Defense) Tactical Evaluators School in Oberammergau.
In 2000, he attended the Hellenic Army Staff College. In 2002, he was assigned to the 180 MK/B “HAWK” as Battery Commander and subsequently as the Deputy Commander at the same Battalion from 2003 to 2006. In 2006-2007, he attended the Supreme Joint War College (ADISPO). In 2007, he was assigned as Section Head of the Exercise and Training Directorate at the D’ Army Corps.
From 2008 to 2011, he served as Staff Officer at J1/HRM (Human Resource Management) at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium. From 2011-2013, he was assigned as Commander of the 194th Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Battalion in Lagadas, Thessaloniki.
In 2013, he was appointed as the Director of Personnel at the Supreme Military Command of the Interior and Islands “AEGEAS” and subsequently, in 2014, as a Staff Officer and Section head in the Department of National Defense Policy and Strategic Studies at the Directorate General of National Defense Policy and International Relations of the Ministry of National Defense.
From 2015-2016, he attended the Hellenic National Defense College (HNDC). Upon graduating from HNDC, he served as Director of Operations in the Operations Directorate at the Hellenic Army General Staff, until May 2018.
In 2018, he was appointed as Commander of Artillery Units at the National Guard Units Command of the 80th National Guard Higher Command. Later in 2019, he was placed as Director of the B’ Branch of the Supreme Military
Command of the Interior and Islands “AEGEAS”.
In March 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and was placed at the Artillery School as Commander and the following year as Commander of the 1st Army/EU-OHQ/ Artillery Directorate. In 2022, he was appointed as Director of the Military Education Directorate at the Hellenic Army Academy.
In March 2023, he was promoted to the rank of Major General and assigned as Commander of the NATO Missile Firing Installation (Chania, Crete).
He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management from the University of Macedonia and a Master’s degree in Strategic Security Studies from Panteion University. He is also a graduate of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff’s Institute of Continuing Education (IDE).
He speaks English fluently and German moderately.
Major General Moustakis has been awarded all the expected medals,
decorations, and commendations.
He is married to Eugenia Beriou and has two children, a son (30 years old) and a daughter (27 years old).