Rear Admiral Georgios Pelekanakis was born in Chania (Greece) in 1963 and joined the Hellenic Navy in 1981.
During his career he has served on board several units,to include HS ASPIS (D-07), HS NIREYS (S-111), HS KATSONIS (S-115), HS AXIOS (A-464) and HS ALIAKMON (A-470). He commanded HS DAFNI (M-247), HS EVNIKI (M-61), the Flotilla Mine Warfare Vessels III, HS RODOS (L-177) and Commander Standing NATO MCM Group 2 (SNMCMG2) 2010-2011.
His staff officer experience includes tour of duties at the Mine Warfare Command Operational Directorate, the Allied Maritime Component Command Naples, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, the Hellenic Fleet Personnel Directorate, Chief of Staff of Hellenic Amphibious Forces Command and deputy of the Hellenic Naval Academy. His latest assignment before assuming current duty was Director of Manpower Personnel in General Staff.
Rear Admiral Georgios Pelekanakis has attended the Naval War College, the Mine Warfare Staff Officers Course at the Belgium/Netherlands Mine Warfare School EQUERMIN, and the Advanced Mine Warfare at the Maritime Warfare School HMS DRYAD, in the United Kingdom.
Rear Admiral Georgios Pelekanakis is married to Evi Antonatou and he has one son (Christos,19 years old). His decorations include the Knight Gold Cross of the Order of Honor, Commanders Cross of the Order of Phoenix, Gold Cross of the Order of Phoenix, Medal of Military Merit B Class and NATO Meritorious Service Medal.