MAJOR GENERAL Athanasios SARDELLIS
Major General Athanasios Sardellis was born in Athens, Greece in 1966. He was admitted to the Military Academy in 1984 and graduated as an Artillery Second Lieutenant in 1988.
Major General Sardellis served in various Field and Air Defence Artillery Units. In particular, he has been assigned as a HAWK Tactical Control Officer and Battery Commander, GBAD (OSA-AK) Battalion G3 OPS and Deputy Commander as well as GBAD (TOR-M1) Battalion Commander. Through these years he has successfully participated in a number of ASP firings and Tactical Evaluations in NAMFI, Crete.
Other positions he has been assigned to, include
- Staff Officer Plans and Ops, NATO Rapid Deployment Corps – Italy (Milan)
- Chief Air Defence Artillery and Deputy Director, Artillery Directorate, Hellenic Army General Staff
- Director, Office of the Deputy Chief, Hellenic Army General Staff
- Brigade Deputy Commander of the 80th Brigade “KOS”
- Section Chief, Directorate of Strategic Defence Planning, Hellenic National Defence General Staff
- Director, Office of the Chief of Staff, Hellenic Defence General Staff Office
Major General Sardellis last post was Commander of the 96th Brigade “CHIOS”, on Chios island.
In 2021 he was promoted to Major General and assigned as NATO Missile Firings Installation Commander.
Major General Sardellis has attended all the Hellenic Army Field and Air Defence Artillery Schools. He graduated from the Chemical Officer Basic Course at the US Army Chemical School, GBAD Evaluation and Operations as well as Force Generation Planning Courses at NATO School,Oberammergau Germany. He holds a Diploma from the Hellenic National Defence College and a Masters of Arts in Applied Strategy and International Security from the University of Plymouth.
Major General Sardellis has been awarded all the Hellenic Army decorations and medals for his rank and in 2015 The United States Field Artillery Association announced him a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
Major General Sardellis speaks English and Italian. He is married to Helena and has two children aged 27 and 24.