Antonios Chatzidakis has been General Manager of NAMSA since August 1, 2009. Major Gen. Chatzidakis handles a challenging agenda, including the logistic support to NATO's missions, especially in Afghanistan. He has a strong NATO background, serving in several Allied positions in peacetime and on operations from the tactical to the strategic level. His previous assignment was at NATO HQ in Brussels where he directed the Logistics Armaments and Resources Division of the International Military Staff. In that capacity he managed on behalf of the NATO Military Committee a number of important initiatives and he has chaired or played a key role in a number of senior committees such as the Senior NATO Logisticians Conference (SNLC), the Senior Resource Board (SRB), the NATO Defense Manpower Committee (NDMC), the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) and the NATO Committee for Standardization (NCS). He holds a degree in civil engineering, and a postgraduate degree in diplomacy and strategy.