Chief of Staff of the National Guard General Staff

Major General Apostolos PERVOLARAKIS

Major General Apostolos PERVOLARAKIS

Major General Apostolos PERVOLARAKIS was born in Chania Crete, Greece in 1963. He was admitted to the Evelpidon Military Academy in 1981 and in 1985 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Research and Informatics. He has been in active service for 38 years.

He has attended the following courses and schools:
• All Hellenic Signal Schools (Basic, Company Commanders, Advanced)
• Basic Parachutist Training Course
• Basic Special Forces Officer Course granted with A degree
• School of Electronic Telecommunications for CIS Officers (postgraduate level)
• Hellenic Supreme Joint War College
• Hellenic Joint Staff School
• Hellenic National Defence College

During his military career, he was assigned to several Special Forces and Signal Units, as well as to National Staff assignments.

He was assigned as Platoon Signal Leader in Signal Unit for 2 years.

He was assigned as Platoon and Company Commander in Special Forces Units for 5 years.

He served as staff officer at the Ops Section in Marines Brigade for 1 year.

He was assigned twice as Commander in Signal Company level Units for 4 years.

He was assigned twice as Battalion Commander for 4 years.

He served as Section Chief of the CIS Ops and Planning Department in the Signal Directorate of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS) for 3 years

He served as Director of the CIS Ops and Planning Department in the Signal Directorate of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS) for 2 years.

He served as Section Chief and Director of Intelligence, Studies and Research Office in the Special Forces Directorate of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS) for 1 year.

He was assigned twice as Commanding Officer of Signal Command at Corps and Army level formations.

Since March 2015 to March 2019 he was assigned as Director of the Signal Directorate in the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS).

Since March 2019 is assigned as Chief of Staff of General Staff of National Guard.

He has been awarded with all national Medals and Awards derived from his Military Career.

He speaks English.

Promotions

Admission to Evelpidon Military Academy 1981
Second Lieutenant 1985
Lieutenant 1988
Captain 1992
Major 1997
Lieutenant Colonel 2004
Colonel 2010
Brigadier General 2013
Major General 2017

Marital Status

He is married with Chrisoula Christopoulou and they have two children, Dimitrios and Constantina.