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.
- 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.
Dates: 1: 31 March-06 April
2: 30 June-06 July
3: 13-19 October
(6 Nights/7 Days)
Dates: 1: 14-20 April
2: 09-15 June
3: 06-12 October
(6 Nights/7 Days)
Date: 16-22 June
(6 Nights/7 Days)
Dates: 01 – 06 September 2019
(5 Nights/6 Days)
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…