Nikolaos Douvas

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Nikolaos Douvas
Born 1947
Agioi Anargyroi, Larissa
Allegiance Greece Greece
Service/branch HellenicArmySeal.svg Hellenic Army
Years of service 1970–2006
Rank Army-GRE-OF-09.svg General
Commands held Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff
Military attache at Greek consulate in Bonn
Commander of the First Army
Battles/wars Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
Awards Knight Commander (Grand Cross) of the Order of Honour
Knight Commander (Grand Cross) of the Order of the Phoenix

General Nikolaos Douvas (Greek: Νικόλαος Ντούβας, born 1947) served as Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff. General Douvas was honourably discharged from the Hellenic Army on March 1, 2006. After his discharge from the army he has been appointed as president at EKO (the biggest Greek state owned oil company).

Early life and education

Douvas grew up in Larissa, then attended the Hellenic Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1970, with a commission as a second lieutenant of infantry. Douvas has augmented his early military education serving at several military and civilian colleges and training centers in Greece and the United States, including the Hellenic Advanced School for Warfare, the Hellenic National Defense College, and the Center for Public Jurisprudence and Political Science at the University of Athens School of Law.

External links

  • Douvas' appointment as CEO at EKO (Greek)
Military offices
Preceded by
Lt General Panagiotis Charvalas
Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Lt General Dimitrios Grapsas


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