Captain Dimitrios Spirou was born in Tripoli, Greece in 1969. He graduated from the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1991.
He is specialized in Communications and Computers (Hellenic Navy Naval Signal & Communications Specialization School, British Royal Navy International Communication School. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Science (NPS USA) and has been certified as Project Manager (ITIL - PRINCE2) and is a graduate of Hellenic Supreme Joint War School and Hellenic National Defence College.
He has also instructed as Lead Instructor at the Specialization School Officers for Junior Officers and at the Specialization School for Petty Officers courses related to his specialization, Lead Instructor of Unified Modelling Language (UML) and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) at the Centre of Automation of Combat Systems, and also as Instructor of the Chair of Security and Strategy of the Supreme Joint War College.
Along his sea career he served on different types of warships mainly frigates, destroyers and mine warfare ships having assumed various duties and among others Navigation Officer Assistant, Signal & Communications Officer, PWO, Electronic Warfare Officer, OPS Officer, Executive Officer (XO), and Commanding Officer (CO).
Ashore he has served in Hellenic Navy Command Operations Centre as Battle Watch Captain, in Hellenic Ministry of Defence, Directorate of Defence Programs and Principal Contracts as Staff Officer of the Armament Programs & Contracts Department, as Deputy Director of DCHOD (Deputy Chief of Defence) in Hellenic National Defence General Staff, in Hellenic Navy DCHON's (Deputy Chief of the Navy) office, Head of R&D and Innovation Department, as DOS of the Human Resources Department of Hellenic National Defence General Staff. His last position was Office Director of Commander in Chief of Hellenic Fleet.
Along his career, he has participated in numerous national exercises and operations. He has also participated in SNFM and Operation Atalanta ( ACOS N2).
Along his carrier, he was awarded with several decorations and commendations.
He is STRIKFORNATO´s Director of Staff since 19 July 2019.