Lieutenant General Paris Kapravelos was born in Athens on the 3 rd of September 1966.
He joined the Hellenic Military Academy in 1984 and graduated in 1988 as an Infantry
As a Junior Officer, after his selection for Special Forces (SF), he served as a Platoon
Leader up to Company Commander in Airborne, Ranger, and Marine units.
He has attended and graduated from all mandatory Infantry and Special Forces courses.
He has additionally attended Special Forces courses in Germany and the U.S. He was
posted in ILPPRS in Germany as an instructor.
In 2003 he graduated from the Hellenic Staff and Command College and in 2014 from
the Hellenic National Defense College.
During his career, he served in Special Forces units and formations, in Mechanized
Infantry formations, and in the Hellenic First Army (HFA). In 2006 he was appointed as
Commander of the 521 Marines Battalion.
He has served in NATO HQ in Brussels, as a staff officer in the Allied Command
Transformation (ACT) in the area of Defense Planning.
In 2017 he was promoted to Brigadier General and was assigned as Commander of the
71 st Air Mobile Brigade.
In 2020, after his promotion to Major General, he was appointed to the Hellenic 1 st
Army/EU-OHQ as Chief of Staff (COS), while in 2021 he was posted as Director of the
Special Forces Directorate/Hellenic Army General Staff.
In 2022 he was assigned as Commander of the 1 st Infantry Division.
As decided by the Governmental National Security Council assembled on 17 January
2023, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assumed his duties as Commander
of the C’ Army Corps / NRDC-GR.
Lieutenant General Paris Kapravelos has been awarded all decorations,
commendations, and medals provided for his rank.
He is an active paratrooper.
He speaks English and German.
Lieutenant General Kapravelos is married and he has one son.