Chief of Staff CommodoreSTYLIANOS DIMOPOULOS
Commodore Stylianos (Stelios) A. Dimopoulos HN was born in Athens, on
November 26th, 1965. He joined the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1984 and
graduated in 1988.
Education – Training
He attended the following line officers’ schools: Submarine Officers
(1990), General Training of Junior Officers (1991-1992), Navy
Communications (1992), Submarine Executive Officers (1997), Submarine
Commanding Officers (2001) and Frigate Commanding Officers (2013).
He is a graduate of the Navy Staff Officers School (2000), Supreme
Joint Staff War College (2004-2005) and the National Defense College
(2017). He also attended the Electronic Warfare School (1989), Commanding
Officers Schools for Submarines type 214 in Germany (2006, 2007), Open
Source Intelligence Course and Intelligence Course at NATO School
Oberammergau (2011, 2012), NATO-EU / BICES Courses (2011) at NATO
BICES Agency (Brussels) and the Common Security and Defense Policy
(2012) of EU foundation training at Brussels. He was also trained in free and
hooded ascent from submarine in England (Portsmouth, 2007) and in Helo
Dunker (Escape from sinking helicopter, Hellenic Navy Helicopter School,
Additionally, he is a PRINCE 2 (APMG International, Brussels, 2012)
Foundation Registered Knowledgeable and holds certificates of attendance of
the programs ‘Developing as a Leader’ from Harvard Business Publishing
(2008-2009) as well as ‘Project Management’ (2008) and ‘Human Resources
and Financial Management’ (2009) from City University of Seattle in
cooperation with Hellenic Naval Academy.
He also holds MSc in European Studies for Business and Organization
Executives from the Athens University of Economics and Business (2014-
He served at DDG KANARIS (1988-1989) and DE AETOS (1989-
1990) as Protocol and Communication Assistant Officer, at SM PONTOS
(1990-1991, 1992-1997) as Communication and Torpedo Officer, Senior
Officer and Director of Operations, at SM POSEIDON (1997-2000) as
Executive Officer and at FFG SPETSAI (2000-2001) as Communication and
He assumed the duties of Commanding Officer at SM AMFITRITI
(2002-2004) and at FFG THEMISTOKLES (2013-2014).
Staff and other service
He served as Deputy Director of Weapons and Communications as
well as Director of Operations in Hellenic Submarine Command (2005-2006),
Director of Studies in the Submarine School (2006) and Commander in both
Submarine Squadrons (2004, 2006). He additionally served (2006-2010) in
the Skaramaga Naval Detachment (Hellenic Shipyards) supervising the
submarine type 214 project as the first Commanding Officer at SM PIPINOS
and as Governmental Quality Assurance Representative (of the General
Directorate of Defense Investments and Armaments-GDDIA), followed by his
assignment as Program Manager (2009-2010) of the submarine type 214
project, double-hated with the duties of Deputy Commanding Officer of the
As Staff Officer he served at SHAPE (EU OHQ) as Intelligence Staff
Officer at Operation ‘Althea’ (2010-2013), at Hellenic National Defense
General Staff as Section Head of Military Personnel and as Human
Resources Director (2014-2016) and at Hellenic Navy General Staff as
Director of Personnel Planning and Command Organization (2016-2017).
He assumed the duties of Commander at Hellenic Submarine
Command from March 2017 up to July 2018.
He served as Deputy Military Representative in the NATO Military
Committee in NATO HQ, Brussels, from August 2018 till August 2020.
From August 2020 up to March 2021 he assumed the duties of COS at
Hellenic Fleet HQ.
As of March 2021 he serves as Commandant of the Aegean Naval
Lieutenant Junior Grade: 1991
Lieutenant Commander: 2000
He is awarded with medals and decorations of:
Grand Commander of the Order of Phoenix
Commander of the Order of Honor
Military merit B class
Good Command A class
Staff Officer Α Class
Leadership of a great formation/unit C class
Common Security and Defense Policy Service
Foreign languages, hobbies and marital status
He speaks English fluently (he holds a Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in
English, level C2, 2013) and has got a good command of French language
(State Certificate of Language Proficiency Β2, 2018).
He is married to Alexia Florou and has three sons.
He is keen on sailing and loves jogging, bicycling and hunting