First Deputy Commandant Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Admiral H.C.G Argyrakis G. Ioannis
He was born in Piraeus and lived in Chios.
He graduated from the Department of Economics of the School of Law, Economics and Political Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds master's degree in Shipping, Transportation and International Trade (STT).
In 1992, he joined the Hellenic Coast Guard and in 1994, he was sworn as Ensign.
During his career, he has attended a series of postgraduate courses and seminars on thematic issues such as, fisheries, identification of precursor of chemicals which are used in the illegal manufacture of narcotics, protection of euro against counterfeiting, surveillance-counter surveillance of monitoring of technical electronic interferences, the Patrol Boats Crew School of the H.C.G.
As an officer of the Hellenic Coast Guard, he has served at the Central Port Authority of Piraeus and at the Central Port Authority of Chios and as Harbour Master at the Port Authority of Karpathos and the Central Port Authority of Chios. Moreover, he has served as Commander of the Merchant Marine Academy of Chios (engineer officers) and of the Merchant Marine Academy of Oinousses (deck officers). During the years 2016-2018 he served as Maritime Attaché in Consulate General of Ammochostos in Limassol of Cyprus. And between 2018-2020 he was assigned Commander of the 8thRegional Command of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Rhodes. On 03-6-2020 he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and on 24-9-2020 he was appointed to the position of General Director of Financial Services of Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy.
Then, on 18-3-2022 he was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral H.C.G. and was elected to fill the vacancy of the First Deputy Commandant.
Vice Admiral H.C.G. Argyrakis G. Ioannis has been awarded with all decorations and commemorative medals up to his rank.
He speaks English.
He is father of a daughter.