Major General Konstantinos Karamesinis
The Major General Konstantinos Karamesinis is the Commander of the Hellenic Air Force Academy (HAFA).
He is responsible for the appropriate scientific, military, social and cultural education, of Pilots, Engineers and other Officers of the Air Force.
He was born in Grevena.
He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1983 and graduated in 1987 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
He graduated from:
- Air-to-Ground Operation School
- Tactical Weapons School
- Instructors School
- Water Survival School
- Flight Instructor School for RF-4E
- Flight Safety School
- Bsc in Administration & Project Management , University of Thessaly
He speaks English.
- March 2022: Commander of the HAFA
- March 2021 – March 2022: Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Air Training Command
- June 2019 – March 2021: Director of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff Flight and Ground Safety Center
- July 2017 – June 2019: Director of the Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF) Flight Safety Office
- September 2016 – July 2017: Commander of 110 Combat Wing (CW)
- April 2015 – September 2016: Deputy Commander of 110CW
- October 2014- April 2015: Operations – Training Director in 110CW
- July 2011 – October 2014: Defence Attaché at the Hellenic Embassy in Amman (Jordan)
- March 2010 – July 2011: Operations – Training Director in National Air Operations Center
- July 2008 – March 2010: Staff Officer at HTAF Operational Planning – Operations Directorate (A1)
- July 2007 – July 2008: Commander of 110CW/348 Squadron
- November 2005 – July 2007: Commander of Instrument Flight Training at 110CW
- September 2004 – November 2005: Commander of 110CW/ Operational Conversion Unit (OCU)
- September 2002 – September 2004: Operations Officer in 110 CW/OCU
- September 1999 – September 2002: Head of 110CW Flight Safety Office
- August 1997 – September 1999: 110 CW/348 Squadron’s Flight Commander
- February 1989 – August 1997: Pilot in at 110CW/348 Squadron
- July 1988 – February 1989: Trainee at 117CW/OCU
- October 1987 – July 1988: Trainee in 120 Air Training Wing
He has more than 3000 flight hours.
He has flown with T-41D, T-37B/C, T-2E & RF-4E aircraft
- 2nd Lieutenant : 26/05/1987
- 1st Lieutenant : 26/07/1990
- Captain : 26/07/1994
- Major : 31/05/1999
- Lieutenant Colonel: 10/12/2004
- Colonel : 23/03/2011
- Brigadier General: 05/03/2019
- Major General: 09/03/2022
Medals – Decorations
- Commander of Order of Honor
- Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix
- Medal of Military Merit 1st Class
- Air Force Formation Command Medal 3rd Class
- Air Force Meritorious Command Medal 1st Class