Professional / Political / Social Activities
He participated in a resistance group during the dictatorship in Greece.
He graduated from the Hellenic Military Academy (1975), the War School (1991), and the National Defense School (1999). During his professional career, he has taught Military Tactics at the War School.
For more than thirty (30) years he has served in military armored units in the regions of Evros, Macedonia, and the Aegean.
He has also served in the Hellenic Army General Staff and in the National Defense General Staff at operational, intelligence, and defense planning.
He has graduated from the United States Army Armor School.
He has served with the NATO’s International Military Staff (Brussels), being in charge of defense planning areas.
He has served at the NATO Headquarters in Naples / Italy and in Sarajevo / Bosnia with the official task of intelligence evaluation regarding the Balkans, the Central Asia and the Middle East.
He has served as Staff Office Director to the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, being responsible for the coordination of the Staff’s main activities.
He has been the commander of the 25th Armoured Brigade in Xanthi.
He retired from military service in March 2005 having the rank of Major General.
Since 2006, he has worked with the defense sector of PASOK political party and since 2008 with ISTAME (Strategic and Development Studies Institute) as a member of the Scientific Committee on defense issues.
Since November 2009, he has served as Director of the Political Office of the Deputy Minister of Defense being responsible for military issues. He resigned in June 2011.
From October 2011 till January 2015, when he was elected MP, he used to teach the lesson of ‘Military Strategy” at the Hellenic Military Academy.
Since 2011, he has been a member and coordinator of “PRATTO” Political Movement.
On January 25, 2015, he was elected MP with the “SYRIZA” political party. On January 27, 2015, he assumed the office of Deputy Minister of National Defense.
On September 20, 2015, he was reelected MP with “SYRIZA”.
On September 23, 2015, he was nominated Alternate Minister of Interior .