WASHINGTON, DC -Col. Stefanos Ampouleris, Air attaché at the Embassy of Greece in Washington, D.C., presented a citation to AHI President Nick Larigakis, July 23, 2019.
The citation stated, “Presented to Nick Larigakis, President & COO, American Hellenic Institute. In Recognition and Heartfelt Appreciation for Your Generous and Continuous Support.”
Col. Ampouleris, who soon will be leaving his post, added his appreciation for President Larigakis’ support over the years, which the colonel described as “invaluable.”
“I am deeply honored by the citation presented by Colonel Ampouleris,” President Larigakis said. “It is reflection upon the entire work of AHI and its stakeholders, and the Institute looks forward to maintaining strong relations with Greece’s defense sector, and all relevant sectors.”
Larigakis added, “We wish Colonel Ampouleris well in his future post.”
This recognition is one of many awards and recognitions that President Larigakis has received from defense officials, most prominent of which was the “Medal of Honor and Valour” presented by former Minister of Defense Evangelos Apostolakis in May 2019.
The series of recognitions highlight the strong relationship AHI has developed with defense and military officials in Greece.