Military of Greece

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The Military of Greece is composed of the Hellenic Army, the Hellenic Navy, the Hellenic Air Force and the Hellenic Coast Guard. The civilian authority for the Greek military is the Ministry of National Defence.

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Info: at-a-glance

Military of Greece
Military manpower
Military age18 years of age
Availabilitymales 15-49:2,668,872 (2002 est.)
Fit for military servicemales 15-49: 2,034,192 (2002 est.)
Reaching military age annuallymales 77,976 (2002 est.)


Greece has universal compulsory military service for males; however, this system is likely to be changed soon. See Conscription in Greece for more details.

Military expenditures
Dollar figure $6.12 billion (FY99/00 est.)
Percent of GDP4.91% (FY99/00 est.)

Component forces and their organizaton

The Greek military is overseen by the Greek National Defense General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας.

Hellenic Army — Ελληνικός Στρατός

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  • Hellenic Army General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού (ΓΕΣ)
  • Strength
    • Active Duty : 109,266
    • Mobilization Strength: 365,000

For more information see the main article on the Hellenic Army.

Hellenic Navy — Ελληνικό Πολεμικό Ναυτικό

  • Hellenic Admiralty — Γενικό Επιτελείο Ναυτικού (ΓΕΝ)
    • Chief of Naval Operations — Αρχηγός Γενικού Επιτελείου Ναύτικου (Α/ΓΕΝ)
    • Admiralty Board — Ανώτατο Ναυτικό Συμβούλιο (ΑΝΣ)
    • Deputy Chief of Naval Operations — Υπαρχηγός ΓΕΝ (Υ/ΓΕΝ)

For more information, see the main article on the Hellenic Navy.

Hellenic Air Force — Ελληνική Πολεμική Αεροπορία

  • Hellenic Air Force General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Αεροπορίας (ΓΕΑ)

For more information, see the main article on the Hellenic Air Force.

Hellenic Coast Guard — Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή

Administered by the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine (Υπουργείο Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας)

For more information, see the article Hellenic Coast Guard.

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