Major General Dimitrios Sideridis is the Commander of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS). He is responsible for the operational operation of the Central Service and all the Regional Meteorological Units, the meteorological support to Ministries, Services and Organizations, private entities and the society. He was born in Serres.


He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1983 and graduated in 1987 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

He graduated from:

  • Joint College of  Staff  Defense
  • United States Air Command and Staff College
  • Air War College/Junior Officers
  • Accident Prevention School
  • Air-to-Ground Operations School
  • Water Survival School
  • Academic Instructor Course
  • ACO – Air and ASACS Operations TACEVAL Evaluator Course
  • Instrument Flight Training Center

He speaks English and holds MSc in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.


  • Director of HAFGS Defense Planning and Programming Directorate (D2)
  • Director of  Department of International Relations/General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments (GDDIA)
  • Commander of 116 Combat Wing
  • Commander of Air Tactics Center
  • Director at HTAF Ground and Flight Safety Directorate
  • Operations and Training Director at 116CW
  • Staff Officer at Hellenic Military Representation to the EU and to Council Security Committee (CSC) as well as to CSC Policy Advisory Group (CSPAG)

He was the head of the Multinational Steering Investigation Board (SIB), according the accident on 26th of January 2015, at TLP, LOS LLANOS base, ALBACETE, SPAIN.

Flight Experience

He has more than 3500 flight hours. He has flown with T-41D, T-2E, T-33, F-104G and since 1990, F-16C/D BLK 30/50/52+/52+ADV aircraft.

Topic: The role of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service in the contemporary meteorological support environment and its contribution to dealing with the consequences of climate change