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About Us

Advanced Battlefield Studies – Greece is a consulting and training company and was established in Athens to provide high quality experiential training
based in historical battlefields. Our company is unique and the first of its kind in Greece, where some of the most pivotal battles
in world history were fought, from the ancient to modern times.

ABOUT US

We conduct military staff rides aimed at military audiences, academic staff rides for university students, corporate staff rides for executives in corporations and battlefield studies for the general audience and military history enthusiasts. Besides the above four services we are ready to offer customized programs to suit customer’s specific needs.

WHY US

  • Highly experienced team of professionals with international experience.
  • First company of this kind in Greece.
  • Each program an unrivaled educational experience and unforgettable event.
  • Value for money.
  • Our mission and our passion are one in the same.

About Brooklyn
There is a merit to visiting historical battlefields
that no amount of theoretical study can replace.
Professor Richard Holmes, 13 Jan 2010
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2019 OFFERS

Advanced Battlefield Studies – GREECE aims to provide a wide range of study programs for 2019 that are both rigorous, and driven, by the important history that we share on the battlefields of Greece. For 2019 we expanded our programs to include not only ancient battles but modern battles as well. Besides the classics Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War each of them offered three times, we offer again the 1918 Macedonian Front and from the Second World War we included the ANZAC Battles in Greece and the Battle of Crete. Our innovative thematic studies involve the Leadership Lessons, the Western Way of War with Greek and Roman battles and the highlight of the year, the Naval Battles in Greece organized both by land and as a cruise.

Persian Wars

Dates: 1: 31 March-06 April
2: 30 June-06 July
3: 13-19 October

(6 Nights/7 Days)

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WHAT WE OFFER

There are several activities based on visiting battlefields with significant differences between them depending on purpose and audience. Advanced Battlefield Studies – Greece offers four different activities. Our activities are organised in two ways either on chronological order, like Persian Wars or Peloponnesian War or in thematic modules throughout the centuries.

Military Staff Ride

Military Staff Ride

A military staff ride is a historical study of a campaign or battle that envisions a systematic preliminary study phase, an extensive field study phase on the actual historic site and an integration phase to capture the lessons derived from each.

Academic Staff Ride

Academic Staff Ride

In academic staff rides students role-play the experiences of politicians, generals, and civilians who were involved in the conflict, providing memorable lessons and case studies in strategy, leadership, and decision making.

Corporate Staff Ride

Corporate Staff Ride

Management teams who participate in corporate staff rides visit and study a select battlefield for the purpose of drawing parallels between that military campaign and their own corporate challenges, including leader training, timely decision-making, effective communications, resource deployment and team building.

Battlefield Study

Battlefield Study

Battlefield study links a historical event to a real battlefield terrain leading to a systematic study of battles, campaigns and other operations. It demands little or no beforehand preparation which is fulfilled by a preliminary phase of presentations before visiting the battlefield.

Based on the above four activities we also provide tailor-made programs to suit customers’ needs
and we can assist other agencies working on similar activities.

Tailor-made Programs

Tailor-made Programs

In addition to standard battlefield studies each year on fixed dates, we also specialise in designing, organising and conducting customised battlefield activities in all battlefields of Greece, throughout the year. A custom battlefield activity enables the customer to create a unique itinerary and only visit the sites tailored to your needs.

Cooperation

Cooperation

We can cooperate with any agency, educational institution, headquarters providing portions of their program in Greece. Fields of cooperation include planning assistance and advice, reconnaissance assistance, research assistance and administration support.

Our last service regards education and mentoring on strategy.

Education and Mentoring

Education and Mentoring

We provide education to civilian and military audiences on strategy, operational art and campaign planning, together leadership, and mentor seminar groups on planning and decision-making.

We also offer mentoring in current issues of defence security and military affairs.

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Team

WHO WE ARE

Our team members are the founders of the company, highly experienced general officers with extensive backgrounds in command and leadership positions, military history, and organisational development.

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Major General Panagiotis Gartzonikas – Hellenic Army Retired

Honorary Commander to ΧΧ Armor Division, PhD (cand)
Founder and Chairman ABS-GREECE

Major General Panagiotis Gartzonikas has commanded at every army level from platoon to division. A graduate of the Military Academy he served as an Armor officer in a variety of leadership assignments. At formation level he commanded XX Armor Division and 88 Infantry Brigade of Limnos island. Key staff appointments include Deputy Director of the Army General Staff Operations Branch and Director of the Army General Staff Plans and Policy Branch…

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Major General Stavros Koutris – Hellenic Army Retired

Honorary Commander to 98 Infantry Division “ARCHIPELAGOS”
Co-founder and CEO ABS-Greece

Major General Stavros Koutris, a graduate of “Evelpidon” Military Academy, Class ’78, has served as an officer in several Infantry and Special Forces units and has commanded all army levels from platoon to division. As a staff officer has served to several Staffs from Corps level to the Ministry of National Defence. He was appointed to PJHQ, Northwood UK, as Greek liaison officer during the first British commanding tour of ISAF in Kabul Afghanistan…

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