Hellenic Army

"Freedom is Courage"

The Hellenic Army, (Greek: Ελληνικός Στράτος) is the land force of Greece (The Hellenic Republic).

History

See main article, History of the Hellenic Army.

The Hellenic Army took part in the following wars:

Organization

General Staff

  • Hellenic Army General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού (ΓΕΣ)
    • Chief-of-Staff of the Army — Αρχηγός Γ.Ε.Σ. The current Chief-of-Staff of the Army is Lt. Gen. Dimitrios Grapsas.
    • Inspector General of the Army — Γενικός Επιθεωρητής. Στρατού. The current IG is Lt. Gen. Stylianos Kalfelis.
    • 1st Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Army — A' Υπαρχηγός Γ.Ε.Σ. The current 1st Deputy Chief-of-Staff is Lt. Gen. Ioannis Michaloliakos.
    • 2nd Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Army — Β' Υπαρχηγός Γ.Ε.Σ. The current 2nd Deputy Chief-of-Staff is Lt. Gen. Dimitris Lampadakis

Combat and support arms

Most combat arms are called "___ Arm" (Άρμα___), most support branches are called "Corps of ___" (Σώμα ___), with some exceptions.

Combat arms

  • Infantry Όπλον Πεζικού
  • Armored Cavalry Όπλον Ιππικού Τεθωρακισμένων
  • Artillery Όπλον Πυροβολικού
  • Corps of Αrmy Aviation Σώμα Αεροπορίας Στρατού
  • Special Forces Ειδικών Δυνάμεων

Combat support

Corps of Engineers Σώμα Μηχανικού

  • Signal Corps Σώμα Διαβιβάσεων
  • Quartermaster Corps Σόμα Τεχνικού
  • Transportation Corps Σώμα Εφοδιασμού Μεταφορών
  • Ordnance Corps Σώμα Υλικού Πολέμου
  • Military Intelligence Σώμα Έρευνας Πληροφορικής
  • Medical Corps Σώμα Υγειονομικού

Combat service support

  • Judge Advocate General Σώμα Στρατονομίας
  • Finance Command Σώμα Οικονομικού
  • Army Post Office Σώμα Ταχυδρομικού
  • Training Command Διεύθυνση Εκπαίδευσης
  • Recruit Training Depot Κέντρων Εκπαίδευσης Νεοσυλλέκτων
  • Army History Directorate Διεύθυνση Ιστορίας Στρατού
  • Army Geographical Service Γεωγραφική Υπηρεσία Στρατού


Personnel

Personnel are both volunteer and conscript. Conscript enlisted men and non-commisioned officers wear special rank insignia to differentiate them from volunteers. There are currently 119,000 personnel on active duty. Mobilization strength is 365,000.

Military Schools (Schole Euelpidon) in Athens amd Náfplio

Insignia

NATO Code

OF-10

OF-9

OF-8

OF-7

OF-6

-

OF-5

No Equivalent


Stratigos


Antistratigos


Ypostratigos


Taxiarchos


Syntagmatarchis

OF-4

OF-3

OF-2

OF-1

OF-D-

Student Officer


Antisyntagmatarchis


Tagmatarchis


Lochagos


Ypolochagos


Anthypolochagos

No Equivalent

No Equivalent

NATO Rank

WO-5

WO-4

WO-3

WO-2

WO-1

No equivalent

No equivalent

No equivalent

No equivalent

regular   draftee

Anthypaspistis2

NATO Code

OR-9

OR-8

OR-7

OR-6

OR-5

Monimos archilochias

Monimos epilochias

Monimos lochias

Lochias

Ephedros lochias - draftee

Decaneas

Ephedros decaneas

Ephedros decaneas - draftee

OR-4

OR-3

OR-2

OR-1

No Equivalent

No Insignia

Ephedros ypodekaneas

ypodekaneas - draftee

Ephedros ypopsiphios

Stratiotis

Equipment

See main article: List of equipment of the Hellenic Army

The heavy equipment and weaponry of the Hellenic Army is of mostly foreign manufacture, from German, French, American and British suppliers.

Equipment runs the gamut from state-of-the art to obsolescent Cold-War inventories; the latter are gradually being retired.

Military of Greece

Hellenic Navy | Hellenic Army | Hellenic Air Force

Formations of the Hellenic Army

Links

http://www.army.gr/ Official Hellenic army Website

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