Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff
Vice Admiral Stylianos Petrakis HN was born in Episkopi of Rethimon Prefecture, Crete, on the 1st of September 1961. He joined the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1981 and graduated in 1985 as Ensign of the Hellenic Navy.
On 17th January 2020, he assumed duties of Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff.
He was promoted to:
Vice Admiral (OF-8) in 2019,
Rear Admiral (OF-7) in 2017,
Commodore (OF-6) in 2014,
Captain (OF-5) in 2010,
Commander (OF-4) in 2002,
Lieutenant Commander (OF-3) in 1997,
Lieutenant (OF-2) in 1992,
Lieutenant JG, (OF-1) in 1988.
His Fleet operational tours include assignments as Navigation, Communications, CIC and Weapons Officer onboard Fast Attack Crafts and Destroyers.
He served as Commanding Officer onboard:
FFGH NIKIFOROS FOKAS (2007 – 2010),
FPBG VOTSIS (1997 – 1999),
FPBG VLAHAVAS (1995 – 1997).
He has also served as:
Commander in Chief of the Hellenic Fleet,
Head of the B' Branch (HRM) of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff,
Head of the B' Branch (HRM) of the Hellenic Navy General Staff,
Defense Attaché in Cairo, Egypt,
Commander of the Hellenic Navy Training Center “Palaskas”,
Naval Attaché in Rome, Italy,
Section Officer and Division Director of the Hellenic Navy Attack Craft Command and the Hellenic Navy General Staff.
MILITARY TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Hellenic National Defense College,
Naval War College,
Hellenic Joint Staff Officers College,
Navy Staff Officers’ College,
Weapons Officers’ Qualification Course,
Junior Officers General Course,
NATO Air Controller.
MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS AND COMMENDATIONS
Chief of General Staff Commendation Medal.
Commanders High Cross of the Order of Honor.
Commanders High Cross of the Order of Phoenix.
Medal of Military Merit “A” Class.
Commendation Medal of Merit and Honour.
Navy Force Formation Command Medal “C” Class.
Navy Force Meritorious Command Medal “A” Class.
Staff Officer Service Commendation Medal “A” Class.
Cross of Merit and Honour Commendation Medal “A” Class.
Commendation for participation in Operation EUNAVFOR “ATALANTA”.
Commander’s Cross of ST SAVVAS.
Vice Admiral Stylianos Petrakis HN is married and a father of two children.