Hellenic Army

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


The Hellenic Army took part in the following wars:

as well as the following undeclared military actions:


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. Konstantinos Ziazias.
    • Inspector General of the Army — Γενικός Επιθεωρητής. Στρατού. The current IG is Lt. Gen. Konstantinos Ginis.
    • 1st Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Army — A' Υπαρχηγός Γ.Ε.Σ. The current 1st Deputy Chief-of-Staff is Lt. Gen. Vasilios Tellidis.
    • 2nd Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Army — Β' Υπαρχηγός Γ.Ε.Σ. The current 2nd Deputy Chief-of-Staff is Lt. Gen. Athanasios Koutroubelis

Combat and support arms

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

Αrms are the Army Elements with a mission to conduct or participate directly in combat. These are:
  • Infantry Όπλον Πεζικού
  • Armored Cavalry Όπλον Ιππικού Τεθωρακισμένων
  • Artillery Όπλον Πυροβολικού
  • Corps of Engineers Σώμα Μηχανικού
  • Signal Corps Σώμα Διαβιβάσεων
  • Corps of Αrmy Aviation Σώμα Αεροπορίας Στρατού

Corps are the Army Elements that have Field Units and provide Logistic Support. These are:

  • Quartermaster Corps Σώμα Τεχνικού
  • Transportation Corps Σώμα Εφοδιασμού Μεταφορών
  • Ordnance Corps Σώμα Υλικού Πολέμου
  • Research & IT Corps Σώμα Έρευνας Πληροφορικής
  • Medical Corps Σώμα Υγειονομικού

Furthermore, Corps are also called the Army Elements that do not have Field Units, but provide other type of Logistic Support. These are:

  • 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 are both volunteer and conscript. Conscript enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wear special rank insignia to differentiate them from volunteers. There are currently 109,266 personnel on active duty. Mobilization strength is 365,000 more.


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.

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