Major General (rtd) Dimitrios Alevizos has commanded at every army level from platoon to division. A 1983 graduate of the Military Academy he served as an Infantry officer in a variety of leadership assignments. At formation level he commanded II Mechanized Infantry Division and 7th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. Key staff appointments include Chief of Staff of 1st Army Corps, involvement in Defence General Staff Operations/Intelligence Branches and participation in the preparation and pursuance of the EU EL Presidency as Defence Policy Director/Hellenic National Defence General Staff.
Regarding international experience he has worked in both UN and NATO. As Observer in the UN Observation Mission in Iraq-Kuwait in 1991, as part of the first respective Greek contingent abroad. He also spent three years in NATO as a staff officer in the Hellenic Military Delegation in NATO/Brussels.
In terms of professional military education he graduated from both the Command and General Staff College and National Defence College courses and he attended several schools in Greece, US and NATO, including the US Army Command and General Staff College Course and the Chemical Weapons Interdiction Course held by the French Government. From the academic side he was awarded a Diploma of Specialized Studies on Information and Security from the University of Marne la Vallee, France and an Msc degree on Applied Strategy and International Security from the University of Plymouth, UK.