06/11/2015 Press release 781/15
Today General Mikhail Kostarakos, who previously served as the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, assumed his duties for a period of three years.
The Council appointed General Kostarakos as next Chairman of the EU Military Committee on 15 December 2014.
The Chairman leads the EU Military Committee, the highest military body within the Council of the EU.
He is the military adviser to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the primary point of contact for the Commanders of the EU's military operations and missions.
General Mikhail Kostarakos succeeds General Patrick de Rousiers, who has been in the position from 6 November 2012 to 5 November 2015.