Management ConsultantIlias A. Leontaris
Lieutenant General Ilias A. Leontaris (R) General Ilias Leontaris was born in Pounari Domokou. He entered the Hellenic Military Academy in 1977 and graduated in 1981, named Infantry Lieutenant. He has successfully attended the planned schools of his Branch and is a graduate of the of the War and the National Defense College. In addition, he has attended the schools of Army Officers, Joint Electronic Warfare and Strategic Intelligence. He has also attended the US Army Military Police Officers and US Army Instructors Training Courses in Fort Mc Clelan , AL of the USA as well as various NATO training courses in Germany. As a junior officer he served in various Infantry Units, including the Hellenic Force in Cyprus and the Military Police. As a senior officer he served as Deputy Commander and Commander in the566 Mechanized Infantry Battalion and served as Staff Officer at 98 ADTE,in Lesvos island HNDGS, at NATO HQS AFSOUTH in Naples, in C’ Army Corps/NDC-GR, and as Defense Attaché at the Greek Embassy in Washington, USA. As Flag Officer, he served as Director of the Directorate of Doctrine of the Hellenic Army General Staff Deputy Commander & Chief of Staff at HQs NRDC-GR and as Commanding Officer of the 31st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Hellenic Military Academy, C’Army Corps-NATO HQs NRDC GR, 1st Army-Hellenic Operational Headquarters of the European Union (EL EU OHQ). The last assignment of his 43-year military career was his service as Chief of the Cyprus National Guard General Staff, from 2017-2020. He has been awarded with all the distinctions provided for his rank and service as well as NATO medals for his services to Peace Support Operations, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR), the former Yugoslavia (KFOR) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia( ESSENTIAL HARVEST and AMBER FOX). He has also been awarded the Medal of the Chief of the Army of the Republic of Cyprus. U.S. Legion of Merit Medal Medal of the Armed Forces of Armenia and Italy. AHEPA Military Medal of Honor Medal of Officer Knight, of the World Organization of Military Sports (CISM).