On Thursday the 17th of March 2022, at the premises of “Pedion Areos” Camp in Thessaloniki, Lieutenant General (GRC A) Anastasios SPANOS, after one year of successful accomplishments, handed over the Command of C’ Army Corps & NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) , to Lieutenant General (GRC A) Sotirios KOSTAKOGLOU.
The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Interior (Sector of Macedonia and Thrace) Mr. Stavros KALAFATIS, the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lt Gen Charalampos LALOUSIS, the Commander of 1st Hellenic Army, Lt Gen Aggelos CHOUDELOUDIS and retired NRDC-GR Commanders, as well as the religious, political and military authorities of the city of Thessaloniki and other distinguished visitors.
Lt Gen Anastasios SPANOS, during his farewell speech highlighted his appreciation and honor for the hard work of the personnel and the achievements of the HQ. The new Commander of C’ Corps/NRDC-GR HQ, Lt Gen Sotirios KOSTAKOGLOU, in his Order of the Day, expressed his pride and gratitude for his assignment and his appreciation for the achievements of his predecessor. During the event, all the respective COVID-19 pandemic protocols were implemented and the protective measures were followed.