Throughout his career Major General Vafiadis has held an array of leadership positions. He has served in several Special Forces units and was a Commander in the Paratroopers Academy. Some of his other assignments include Staff Officer at Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH) in Naples, Italy; Deputy Commander of the 34th Mechanized Brigade; and Military Attaché to the Greek Embassy in Teheran, Iran.
After his promotion to Brigadier General in 1999, he was selected as Deputy Commander of the Hellenic Army Academy. In May 2000 he was assigned as commander of the KFOR Force Support Brigade (senior officer of the Greek forces in Kosovo).
After his promotion to Major General in March 2001 he assumed the position of Chief of Staff for Joint Command Southeast (JCSE) in Izmir, Turkey on May 15, 2001.
He has been awarded with numerous decorations and medals.
Major General Christos Vafiadis and his wife Giota have two children: Maria, who is serving as a 2nd Lt. in the Hellenic Army and Konstantinos, a student of political science in Italy.