Chronis Kapalidis has over 13 years of professional experience as a navy warfare officer in NATO, EU and UN operations. Since joining the Hellenic Navy in 2003, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and was awarded medals and honorary awards for participation in international missions. During his time with the navy, he worked part-time as an instructor and lecturer with the Hellenic Naval Academy and the Hellenic Air Force.
More recently, he has worked as Editor in Chief for the Institute of International Relations at Panteion University's monthly newsletter on Naval Strategy and Maritime Security. He has also taught maritime security and cybersecurity at the University of Plymouth as a Visiting Research Fellow.
Since 2017 he has been an Academy Fellow at Chatham House in the International Security Department. He holds a BSc in Naval Warfare from the Hellenic Naval Academy and an MA in International Relations and Global Security from the University of Plymouth.