Handover Ceremony between Incoming and Outgoing Chief of the HNDGS
28 January 2019

In a ceremony on Monday, January 28th, the outgoing Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff at the Hellenic Naval Academy handed off the position to the incoming Chief. Representatives from the government, Greek politicians, and Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Ambassador Vassilis Kaskarelis attended the event.

As part of its grant making activity and support for Greek society, the SNF has allocated a €1.7 million grant for the complete renovation of the Hellenic Army Academy’s five dormitory buildings. In addition, the grant supports the Academy’s educational programs, specifically the participation of Cadets and Officers in foreign-exchange programs and MA Degrees offered in collaboration with the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition, the SNF has provided a grant totaling €5 million for the purchase of equipment for, as well as the restoration and expansion of, the Radiotherapy Department at the 401 Military Hospital of Athens. The SNF grant covers, among other things, the purchase and installation of two new state-of-the-art linear accelerators.