fragos19Fragoulis S. Fragos
(Fragoulis S. Fragos was born in 1951 in Komotini, Greece. In 1970, he was admitted to the Hellenic Military Academy from where he graduated in 1974 in 1st place as a 2nd Lieutenant before joining the Infantry. He served in the Special Forces and served as a paratrooper until retirement. He is a graduate of the Hellenic Army War College and the NATO Defense College (NADEFCOL). For six years he served as Defense Attaché in the Greek Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. He served as the Director of the Inter-service Military Intelligence Directorate of the Hellenic Joint Chief Of Staff during the Olympic Games (2004). He has also served as Commanding Officer of the Infantry and Lieutenant General and Commanding Officer of the Mechanized Infantry Division, Army Corps, 1st Army, as well as Inspector General of the Hellenic Army. He served as the Defense Minister in the government of the Prime Minister Mr. Panagiotis Pikramenos (May – June 2012). He is Honorary Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff as well as an Honorary citizen of the prefectures of Rethymno, Amyntaio and Orestiada. His Undergraduate and Graduate studies took place at the Panteion University; he is also a Phd holder, gaining his Doctorate from Ionian University, in Geopolitics & Geo - strategy. He speaks English, Turkish and Russian, and is married with two children. In 2010, his study on the battle of Mara thon was published: “Without Cavalry. Battle of Marathon (490 BC) 2500 Years”, and was immediately translated into English. The German translation is currently being prepared). Read more

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